The day Alan Eustace made a free-fall jump – level 2
On October 24, 2014, Alan Eustace, completed a free-fall jump from the stratosphere. The jump took place in New Mexico.
Before the jump, Eustace had to go up 41,425 meters. He used a helium-filled balloon which took him up. Then he started to fall back to earth.
His fall was 4 minutes and 27 seconds long. The maximum speed was 1,323 km/h.
Eustace’s jump was not without its challenges. He had to wear a special suit which protected him from the extreme conditions at such a height.
The jump itself had to be carefully planned. Eustace had a team of engineers and scientists. They prepared everything very well and the jump was a success.
What challenges did Eustace face when planning his free-fall jump?
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