Alan Eustace, the senior vice president of knowledge at Google, apparently has an odd hobby: he likes to break skydiving altitude records.
For the past few years, he has been working with Paragon Space Development Corp. to develop a spacesuit and delivery vehicle to take him nearly into space—farther up, in fact, then the over 36,000 meters that Felix Baumgartner jumped as part of the 2012 Red Bull Stratos venture. How high? 135,890 feet, or 41,419 meters. That's 25.73 miles, if you're counting.
According to PSDC, Eustace’s day began with a four-hour oxygen pre-breath phase to wash nitrogen from his body.
All images used with permission from PSDC.