A daredevil ex-SAS soldier is to attempt a record – breaking skydive — from 120,000ft.
Movie stuntman Steve Truglia, 40, will jump from a hot air balloon 24 miles up on the edge of space.That is three times the cruising altitude of a Jumbo jet. Only a Space Shuttle flies higher, shedding its rocket boosters at 150,000ft.
He will freefall for seven minutes before opening his parachute, and could break the 770mph (1239 km/h) sound barrier as he hurtles towards the ground. No human has ever travelled at such a speed outside an aircraft — and Steve has no idea how his body will react.
He will need a pressurised space suit in temperatures of -100°C and risks going into an 800 revolutions per second spin.
Source: The Sun