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The scientific and engineering experts who helped bring him back alive "broke boundaries in their own fields just as surely as I broke the sound barrier," Baumgartner wrote.
Baumgartner shattered the previous record set by Joe Kittinger, an Air Force officer, in 1960.
It’s no wonder — or surprise — that when Kuczynska, a 16-year-old with a legitimate claim as the best in the world at indoor skydiving, uploaded a video of a performance in January, the internet went nuts.
Simply put: Very few people had seen anything like it before.“Look at the dancing! But you can also call it indoor skydancing, which is kind of, like, a new term that somebody decided to name what I do.”Call it what you want, but Kuczynska .
Doctors worried about him blacking out and suffering a stroke or, in the case of a suit tear, his blood boiling at such an extreme altitude.
The outside temperature registered as low as minus 96 Fahrenheit (-71 Celsius).
Kuczynska was born in Poland, but for 12 years of her life, lived elsewhere. Her father skydived as a hobby; when Kuczynska was 10, she jumped out of a plane for the first time. In Prague, after moving from Kiev, her family discovered a newly constructed wind tunnel. But she’s nobody’s protegé, per se: In skydiving, she says, “You don’t have one specific trainer you’re going to stick with.Chillingly, the numbers also proved just how close Baumgartner came to danger.Baumgartner became the first human to break the sound barrier with only his body with the jump in October.The 43-year-old's heart rate remained below 185 beats a minute, and his breathing was fairly steady.Thompson said the jump unfolded largely as anticipated.