Red Bull Stratos team
Kittinger, who's serving as an adviser to Baumgartner, knows a little something about this rare kind of skydive. In August 1960, he jumped from 102,800 feet (19.5 miles) and hit a top speed of about 614 mph, at at time when the Pentagon and the still very young NASA were trying to get a handle on how humans would be affected by high-altitude atmospheric flight and space travel.
October 14, 2012 11:44 AM PDT
Photo by: Red Bull Stratos
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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