While bs'ing around tonight trying to avoid writing a paper, I found this AWESOME video about Col. Joe Kittinger's 1960 102,800 ft jump. Absolutely amazing, I can't even begin to imagine the thoughts going through his head on the way up, and then just the concept of four and a half minutes of free fall just makes my head spin

Video

http://www.glumbert.com/media/spacedive

Some background

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Excelsior