Do you guys know that a guy did the same thing but back in the early 60,s. his name was Joseph Kittenger
I believe in 1960 he jumped 102,000. These guys are a different breed for sure, NO FEAR!!
And he did it from a shopping cart basket tied to a bunch of balloons.....and an umbrella.
The amount of technology this guy had to help him was insane.
I wonder if he had the chute pulled just a few seconds before Kittenger's record free fall out of respect for the guy and to maintain the record for him. He could have easily gone the 30 seconds or so to break that record as well.
I have wondered that too. I BELIEVE he pulled the chute release due to the fogging issue. A spin with no point of reference would be impossible to recover from. Anyone know if they have a remote control to release something to wake him up in the event of blacking out?
Thats funny because I was thinking almost the opposite.After 50' it's all about the same if you ask me.