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