Kittinger Jump

Photograph of Kittinger Jump taken from gondola

On Aug. 16, 1960, then Capt. Kittinger stepped from a balloon-supported gondola at the altitude of 102,800 feet (31,300 meters). In freefall for 4.5 minutes at speeds up to 614 mph and temperatures as low as -94 degrees Fahrenheit, he opened his parachute at 18,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo)

  • Credit: Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force
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  • Catalog Number: WEB11561-2010