World High Altitude Parachuting Record attempt by UK Stuntman and Adventurer Steve Truglia.
One man, parachuting from the very edge of space at 120,000 feet. A journey up to altitude, in a huge gas filled balloon, of 2.5 hours; followed by a decent of only 7 mins. Within 15 seconds his body will reach speeds of over 740 mph, becoming the first person to break the sound barrier with their body.
After 18 years of research and specialist training, Steve has brought together some of the world’s leading spacesuit, high altitude ballooning and life support equipment experts to form one of the most experienced and scientifically skilled teams on Earth. Together we plan to break Joe Kittinger’s 1960 record for the highest ever parachute jump. Together we plan to make history.
“Happy landings Steve”
Joe Kittinger 2008
Watch ITV News at 10 / CNN News Video about SpaceJump here
Watch Reuters News Video about SpaceJump here
For more information visit the SpaceJump Website here
To see the project SpaceJump highlights, press and progress on my old Blog click here