The world's Longest free fall


THE WORLD'S LONGEST FREE FALL
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What was the world's longest free fall?

On November 1, 1962 Eugene Andreev jumped from an altitude of 83,523 feet or 25,457 meters near Saratov, Russia, falling for 80,380 feet or 24,500 meters fore deploying his parachute. This is recognized as the world's longest free fall.

On August 16, 1960 as part of Project Excelsior Colonel Joseph Kittinger stepped out of Excelsior III, a helium balloon, at an altitude of 102,800 feet or 31,330 meters. He fell for 4 minutes and 36 seconds and reached speeds of 614 mph or 989 km/h before opening his parachute at 18,000 feet or 5,500 meters for a total falling distance of 84.8000 feet or 25,830 meters.

There was only one catch, Colonel Joseph Kittinger used a drogue chute to stabilize his fall, thus voiding his jump as the world's longest free fall.


The world's Longest free fall

The world's Longest free fall

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