Some here have actually jumped out of perfectly good aircraft. I planned to do a tandem jump on my 65th birthday a few years ago and even invited Jonn to join me, but it never happened. I wanted to jump into my big field for my birthday party, but the cost was toooo steep. I still aim to try it on my 70th in a coupla years, BUT it sure ain’t gonna be like this!!
“A helium-filled balloon carried him 135,908 feet to nearly the top of the stratosphere — more than 25 miles — above the ground, before he cut himself loose and plunged toward the earth at speeds that peaked at more than 800 miles per hour.”
Of course going faster than the speed of sound has one benefit… no one can hear me screaming.
Cross posted from TAH.