American Luke Aikens have dived into the record books by becoming the first person ever to leap from twenty five thousand feet without a parachute or wing suit.
“I mean, I’m almost levitating. It’s incredible, this thing that just happened. I mean, the words I want to say I can’t even get out of my mouth,” he enthused. “It was… All these guys, everybody who made this thing happen, helping me do this, it is awesome.”
A skydiver by profession, he has eighteen thousand jumps under his belt.
The 42-year-old free fell at speeds of up to 193 kilometres per hour over Simi Valley, California, and finished with a perfectly-judged landing.
After two minutes of hurtling towards the ground, he landed squarely in the centre of a 30×30 metre net, where his wife and young son were waiting to congratulate him.