Google Executive Alan Eustace had been working in secrecy over the last few years to do a jump similar to Felix Baumgartner’s, but with some very notable differences. First, he was not enclosed in a capsule for the ascent. Second, he surpassed Baumgartner’s height by about 8,000 feet. He was simply hanging from apparatus attached to the balloon when he pulled the ripcord, reaching a speed of 822 miles per hour on his way down.
So far, the video that we’re seeing isn’t as great as the Baumgartner jump, but we’re assuming that we’ll see more in the coming days and weeks.