Man High, Excelsior, and Stargazer.
The problem we had on the first flight didn't happen and the jump was perfect. Without it, his blood would have boiled and his lungs might have exploded. It took tremendous courage on his part to sponsor the research that he did.
The private space tourism company Virgin Galactic lauded the flight on its official Twitter account. But really none of us felt we were gonna get killed by what we were doing. She marveled at the live views of Earth from more than 24 miles.
We should have gone on from the moon flights much more aggressively. More from the web.
We had the emergency systems I could have used. I knew right away I was going to be free-falling the way the dummies had, with out any stabilization and I knew it was going to be a very exciting free fall because I was up there to demonstrate the way to properly do it, and the way to properly do it was with a drogue chute deployed. I lost consciousness, and I came to with my emergency parachute open.
Today, if the weather is right, Austrian Felix Baumgartner will ride a balloon from Roswell, New Mexico, to the edge of space, backed by Red Bull's investment and an international team of experts in aerospace medicine and engineering, pressure suit development, capsule design and creation, and balloon fabrication.
Eustace was suspended from the balloon in his suit, unlike Baumgartner who used a capsule Mr Eustace had planned his jump in the utmost secrecy, working for almost three years with a small group of technologists and carrying just two GoPro cameras to capture the jump.
Baumgartner said that he had come to feel like Todd's son, adding: Senior Google executive Alan Eustace jumped from 135,000 feet. I don't think it bothers the real aviators.
There is a young guy asking me for advice because he wants to break my record. Even private spaceflight companies sent congratulations to Baumgartner.
VICE Elsewhere. I didn't have any concern about my safety, though; I figured I could take care of myself. I think we hung around with the space shuttle much too long.