Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaks Felix Baumgartner’s World Record

Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaks Felix Baumgartner’s World Record

You are no longer allowed to assume that computer scientists are boring. This past Friday one of them voluntarily strapped himself to a balloon, caught a ride with it to the very edge of of our atmosphere – some 135,890 feet up, before plummeting back to earth faster than the speed of sound. Alan Eustace, the 57-year-old computer scientist beat the previous record of 128,100 feet held by Felix Baumgartner by 7,790 feet. And he did it without really telling anyone.

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