Alan Eustace: I leapt from the stratosphere. Here’s how I did it

This quick TED talk entry is courtesy of On October 21, 2014, Alan Eustace donned a custom-built, 500-pound spacesuit, attached himself to a weather balloon, and rose above 135,000 feet, from which point he dove to Earth, breaking both the sound barrier and previous records for high-altitude jumps. Hear his story of how — and why.

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