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Baumgartner Jump Record Broken

Well, this one sneaked up on us.

While Felix Baumgartner made a big song and dance about his record-breaking jump (no put-down intended), Google Senior VP Alan Eustace has broken Baumgartner’s record by jumping from a helium filled balloon 135,890 feet over New Mexico. Baumgartner’s record jump was from 128,000 feet.

Eustace did all the preparation quietly, working with a small team, and unassisted by the giant company behind him.

We can expect to see some GoPro footage over the next few weeks, I presume.

Those of us who fly must all be feeling must all be feeling amazed by Eustace’s achievement.

Some links:
NY Times
BBC

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