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Sorry Felix! Google Exec Breaks Baumgartner’s Skydiving Record
Alan Eustace is lifted by high-altitude balloon, the same technology used by World View. (Credit: Paragon Space Development Corporation)

Alan Eustace is lifted by high-altitude balloon, the same technology used by World View. (Credit: Paragon Space Development Corporation)

ROSWELL, NM, Oct. 24, 2014 (Paragon PR)  – Today, after 34 months of intense planning, development and training, Alan Eustace, supported by Paragon Space Development Corporation®  (Paragon) and its Stratospheric Explorer (StratEx) team, made history with a near-space dive from a high-altitude balloon at approximately 135,000 feet. Eustace broke several records, including national record for highest exit altitude; world and national record for free fall under a drogue chute; national record for vertical speed. Additionally, he became the second person to break the sound barrier outside an aircraft.

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  • October 24, 2014