High Altitude Space Jump Record Broken by Google’s Alan Eustace

Google computer scientist Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier as he freefalled from near the top of the stratosphere 135,890 feet above the Earth to break the two-year-old record set by Felix Baumgartner.

The terminator line at sunset over central eur...

The terminator line at sunset over central europe and its seasonal changes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Eustace was up amongst the Terminator twilight zone of the Earth’s atmosphere before jumping from his helium balloon, with that beautiful phenomenon featuring heavily on the greenYgrey this year.

Google, Red Bull and greenYgrey

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The greenYgrey heavily covered Baumgartner’s world record jump, and that was despite his sponsorship by our fiercest friendly rivals Red Bull.

Although Baumgartner did pose with the Greenygrey, as it was known then, during a later interview.

Eustace also created some great greenygrey images on his jump, with this close-up from the edge of space probably the best:

Returning to Earth

Although I’m sure it was a big thrill rising up to that great height, and hurtling through space and sky, it was also an amazing feeling returning to Earth… and fitting in some more greenYgreying;