A middle-aged Google executive broke an altitude record by parachuting more than 25 miles from the top of the stratosphere Friday, according to reports.
Alan Eustace, 57, who is a senior vice president of engineering for Google, traveled to the stratosphere in a 35,000 cubic-foot, helium-filled balloon where he dropped at a top speed of 822 mph, according to the New York Times. The fall broke the world altitude record set in 2012 by "Austrian daredevil" Felix Baumgartner.
Eustace, wearing a custom spacesuit with life-support, cut himself from the balloon and fell 135,890 feet to earth in about 15 minutes.
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