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Did you know that in 1984 Joseph Kittinger made the first solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a gas (not hot air) balloon?  His balloon was named “Rosie O’Grady’s Balloon of Peace”.  The balloon traveled 3535 miles from Maine to Italy and took 4 days.  Joseph Kittinger also tested high-altitude parachutes in Project Excelsior.  During Project Excelsior, he set the records for the highest parachute jump (102,800 feet) and the fastest speed by a human through the atmosphere (614 miles per hour).

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