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Friday, August 16, 2013

Amazing Achievements - Kittinger's Jump

Capt Joseph W. Kittinger's jump from the "Highest Step in the World."
(Courtesy of the United States Air Force)
16 August 1960

Captain Joseph W. Kittinger bailed out of an open balloon gondola at 102, 800 feet, setting a world record that was only recently (2012) broken by daredevil Felix Baumgartner over Roswell, New Mexico.

Source: Air Force Missile Development Center Historical Fact Sheet, 1967