Google’s vice president Alan Eustace record-breaking skydive over New Mexico

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Google’s vice president Alan Eustace is lifted aloft by a balloon into the stratosphere prior to a record-breaking skydive over New Mexico. Eustace was lifted up 135,890 ft (41,420 metres) by an enormous balloon while wearing a specially designed pressurized space suit, the Paragon Space Development Corporation said. Eustace remained in a free fall for approximately 4.5 minutes before landing safely nearly 70 miles (43.4 kms) from his launch point, setting a world record for the highest skydive and breaking the sound barrier in the process. Eustace landed safely on the ground just 15 minutes after he was lifted into the air.

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