James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Udvar-Hazy Center

What's New in Aerospace?

The What's New in Aerospace? series, presented in collaboration with NASA, is open to the public and will cover recent research, developments, and discoveries related to space.

This program is made possible through the generous support of Boeing.

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Alan Eustace Looks Back at His Record-Breaking Freefall

April 12, 2018 | 11:00am

Do you have what it takes to plunge 135,000 feet from the stratosphere?

In 2014, engineer and stratospheric explorer Alan Eustace ascended via balloon to the stratosphere and then took a freefall plunge of more than 135,000 feet. Why did he do it? How did he make it happen? Hear Eustace tell his story in a free public program and live webcast. You’ll even get the chance to ask him your questions.

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Eustace-Kwan Family.