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Originally posted by BigTrain
Is this only a record for HOT AIR balloon, because I remember the military putting balloons over 100,000 feet and then having some dude parachute out at over 600 mph.
On August 16, 1960, he set three world records: the highest parachute jump (102,800 feet), the longest parachute free fall (4 minutes 36 seconds), and the first person to exceed the speed of sound without an aircraft or space vehicle (714 mph during free fall)."