Free Falling

from the that's-quite-a-drop dept

We’ve had a few stories about individuals trying to launch themselves into space. Now, here’s a story about someone trying to go the other way. In September, some guy is planning to take a balloon up to the edge of space (131,200 feet), and then jump back to earth. He expects to break the sound barrier, though there are some questions as to whether or not he’ll be conscious when that happens. The trip has been carefully planned, so this isn’t just some random amateur sky diver, but it still sounds a bit on the insane side of things. Yet another one to go into the pre-files for the Darwin Awards.

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “Free Falling”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...