Sky diving or freefall jump is something that we all want to try once in our life, and after seeing some of the videos and movies based on this, our desire of doing so increases. But this not an easy thing to do, there is a risk of life in doing this. However for this, you are given full training first, but still, with a minor mistake, everything can be over, and it has happened many times before.
By seeing so much risk, people often withdraw their steps, but still, there are some people who do not hesitate to do so. And in these people, there are some people, for whom this is not just a hobby but it is their passion. And today I’m going to discuss with you about such 3 people who turned their this hobby into their passion and have made the world record of sky-diving or free fall jump from the highest altitude.
The top 3 Highest-altitude Skydiving
The top 3 highest-altitude Skydiving, about which we are talking, were almost done from the height of the space, though they are still given the name of sky diving and free fall jump, not space diving. Usually, the skydiving which we do is done from around 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) in height, in which a skydiver gets about 60 seconds of free fall. But the top 3 highest altitude skydiving I have been talking about is from 10 to 15 times the height of the normal skydiving, which has done after the special training and with a special space suit.
Yevgeny Nikolayevich Andreyev, 24,500 meters (80,380 feet)
Yevgeny Nikolayevich Andreyev (4 September 1926 – 9 February 2000) was a colonel in the Soviet Air Force. Yevgeny Nikolayevich Andreyev surprised the world on November 1, 1962, by breaking the old world record of a longest-distance free-fall parachute jump. He jumped from 24,500 meters (80,380 feet) and set a new Guinness book world record of longest altitude skydiving or free fall jump. By doing this, he broke the old world record of Joseph Kittinger, 74.700 feet (22.8 km). For his feat, Andreyev was awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union. Checkout Yevgeny Nikolayevich Andreyev jump in the attached video.
This world record of Andreyev continued until 2012 when Felix Baumgartner did not broke it. Right now his jump or skydiving placed on the third position in the list of top 3 Highest-altitude skydiving.
Felix Baumgartner, 39,045 meters (128,100 feet)
Felix Baumgartner(20 April 1969), is an Austrian citizen and a skydiver, daredevil, and BASE jumper by profession. On October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner broke the world record of almost 50 years old, by skydiving from the highest altitude. On this day he jumped to Earth from a helium balloon from the stratosphere, which was 39,045 meters (128,100 feet) in height. His estimated top speed of reaching the ground was 1,357.64 km / h (843.6 miles per hour) or Mach 1.25. After jumping from such a height, Felix Baumgartner became the person who has skydiving from the highest altitude in the world, and by doing so, he broke the record created by Yevgeny Nikolayevich Andreyev(83,523 feet (25.458 km) in 1962. Check out the attached video of Felix Baumgartner’s free fall jump.
Along with skydiving from the highest altitude, Felix made two more records in his name, the first one is, became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power relative to the surface on his descent and the second is, the fastest speed in free fall jump without a drogue. Both of these records of Felix Baumgartner are still a record but his record of skydiving from highest altitude was broken by Alan Eustace in 24 October 2014. Right now his jump or skydiving placed on the second position in the list of top 3 Highest-altitude skydiving.
Alan Eustace, 135,908 feet (41.425 km)
Robert Alan Eustace(1957) is an American citizen and computer scientist by profession, who has served as Senior Vice President of Knowledge in Google. Around 5 years ago, on 24th, October 2014, 62-year-old Robert Alan Eustace broke the all old world’s records of highest-altitude or free-fall jump and set a new world record. He jumped from the Earth’s stratosphere, which was 135,908 feet (41.425 km) in height and by doing so he broke the world record of Felix Baumgartner, 39,045 meters (128,100 feet) which were made only two years ago. Between the jump and reaching the ground, he got the maximum free falling speed of 822 miles per hour (1,323 km/h). Check out the attached video of Robert Alan Eustace’s free fall jumping.
This record of Robert Alan Eustace, made five years ago, is still in existence, so far no one has ever broken it.
So these are the top 3 Highest-altitude Skydiving world records, which were almost done from the height of space. Hopefully, today’s our article will prove useful to you. If you any questions about the top 3 highest-altitude skydiving world records, so you can ask us in the comments section.