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.