Now Reading:

Google vice president breaks highest skydiving record


Google vice president breaks highest skydiving record


It started with a helium-filled balloon ride to 135,890 feet above the Earth and ended with a jump into the skydiving record books.

Just over two years since Felix Baumgartner broke the stratospheric jump record, Alan Eustace – an American computer researcher and senior vice president of Google – went 7000 feat higher to break it again.

Eustace reached speeds of over 800 miles per hour and at one point broke the sound barrier setting off a small sonic boom.

After four and a half minutes he touched down in New Mexico and after such a feat he can be forgiven for his not-so-perfect landing, but as the saying goes ‘any landing you can walk away from is a good one’.

Every story can be told in many ways: see the perspectives from Euronews journalists in our other language teams.



Next Article