The day Alan Eustace made a free-fall jump – level 1
On October 24, 2014, Alan Eustace, jumps from the stratosphere. The jump is in New Mexico.
Before the jump, Eustace must go up 41,425 meters. He uses a special balloon which takes him up. When he is very high, he starts to fall back to earth.
His fall is 4 minutes and 27 seconds long. The maximum speed is 1,323 km/h.
Eustace’s jump is not easy. He must wear a special suit. The suit protects him from the extreme conditions high in the stratosphere.
The jump needs a lot of preparation. Eustace has a team of engineers and scientists. They prepare everything very well and the jump is a success.
What challenges did the team of engineers and scientists face in order to make Eustace's stratosphere jump successful?
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