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25 June 2010

Florida Factoid Friday

On 16 August 1960, 32-year-old U.S. Air Force Capt. Joe Kittinger set a world record for the highest parachute jump when he jumped from an altitude of 102,800 feet. He fell for 4 minutes and 36 seconds, reaching a speed of Mach 0.9, before opening his parachute. Kittinger was born in Tampa.

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