What is the highest altitude a person successfully parachuted from?
#63364. Asked by mediamike. (Mar 11 06 10:27 AM)
1960 Joeseph Kittinger: 102,800 ft. |
*A jump from 102,800 feet by U.S. Col. Joseph Kittinger in 1960 was disqualified by the FAI, because he used a stabilizing drogue.
It is still a record!
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