Alan Eustace breaks the record of Austrian Felix Baumgartner. In 2012, Baumgartner gained everyone’s attention when he jumped from a helium filled balloon. He flew more than 24 miles in order to get back to the Earth.
Recently, Alan Eustace set a new altitude world record of the parachute jump. Eustace is a 57 year old computer scientist and senior vice president of Google.
He parachuted from the top of the stratosphere, which is the second major layer of the Earth’s atmosphere on Friday. The layer is nearly 40km (25 miles) above the planet Earth.
The man wore a specially designed space suit in order to begin his journey from New Mexico. He arrived back to Earth with a speed of more than 1,300km/h.
He traveled with the speed greater than the sound, light and other things of the atmosphere. Therefore, he returns to Earth just in a short time period of 15 minutes.
Eustace jumped from a helium balloon packed with almost 35,000 cubic feet of helium. He set himself free with the help of a tiny explosive device. The blast heard like a small sonic boom by the viewers of this wonderful sight.
Later on, Mr. Eustace expressed that it was an indescribable experience for him. Moreover, he informed that he was secretly planning for this jump since past few years. He worked with a small panel that are considered as the best in the arena of balloon and parachute technology.