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The very first man in space.

In 1960, Capt. Joe Kittinger of the USAF put on a pressure suit and piloted a helium balloon to an altitude of over 100,000 ft (over 30,000 m).

He was, for all intents and purposes, the first man in space. Then he did something amazing.

He jumped.

This man has more balls than Chuck Norris. Apparently he set the record for not only the highest free-fall by a human, but the fastest speed through the atmosphere at something like 700 mph (due to the low density of the atmosphere).

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Added: Jun-20-2007 
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