Freefall from 128,000 ft.
Impressive, but Joe Kittinger was and is the man.
I remember watching that live. It was amazing seeing the silouette of a man as he began his fall, almost immediately turn into a dot in the distance and then disappear. He was moving.
Now people are looking at suits to enable people to leap from the ISS should there be a disaster and no time to send a rocket up for rescue.
POW in both Korea and Vietnam, He flew 483 combat missions over 3 tours in 'Nam and was shot down and taken prisoner just before his third tour was to end.
This is a tough S.O.B.
Because he was wearing lululemons?
A re-entry space suit would still need heat shields and rockets to change the person's orbit. So, basically, it's a mini-capsule.
Last edited by rm -rf; 02-04-14 at 10:09 AM.