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James May – U2 Flight to 24 km

A fantastic segment from the BBC series James May on the Moon, flying to an altitude of 24 km.

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Joe Kittinger – Project Excelsior

With the news this week of Felix Baumgartner’s 29 km parachute fall, it’s worth looking back at the true pioneer of edge of space parachuting – Joe Kittinger. In 1960, Kittinger jumped from a helium balloon from an altitude of … Continue reading

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