Monday, August 22, 2005

This is a photo of the highest jump ever by a human being. It was done back in the 60s as part of the space program. An interesting article on the story can be found here. He jumped at an altitude of over 100,000 feet above the earth (if you convert that to meters, it's a lot of meters too...). He was technically in the vacuum of space.

This guy broke the speed of sound, with his body, he was going so fast.

1 comment:

Shelton Brett said...

What's weird about the sound barrier thing is that his terminal velocity was faster than sound because he was in (near?) vacuum of space. But can you hear sound in a vacuum? As an experiment, I pressed my head against my vacuum and sure enough, I could still hear it. Pretty loud, too.