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Monday, October 01, 2007

Ultimate Leap of Faith in 2009

Xtreme Space is planning to launch a human to over 20-miles or 120,000 feet into the atmosphere by 2009 in an attempt to break the long-held record of USAF Captian Joseph W. Kittinger II of 102,000 feet free fall that took him over Mach 1 above the New Mexico desert.

The ultimate plan is to ride a glass top rocket to over 60-miles into space and then eject and fly back to Earth in just the spacesuit and a parachute sometime in 2011 in the ultimate record breaking event. After nearly half-a-century someone should seriously think of smashing the old record suggests Rick Tumlinson. Several are thinking of it. Can you imagine it?

1 comment:

ntapster said...

Yeah, I can imagine it. I can imagine them winning the Darwin Award...