Alan Eustace – Sky Dive World Record

Julian Nott with Alan Eustace

Smithsonian one-hour video about Alan Eustace’s jump

Alan Eustace set a new world altitude record for a skydive, jumping from 135,890 feet in October 2014. He released from a helium balloon near the top of the stratosphere and fell at 820 miles per hour, 25% faster than the speed of sound! Julian Nott was the Senior Balloon Consultant for the entire three years the project and proposed the unique balloon system used. To learn more click here.

YouTube video
Smithsonian blog