The International Speed Skydiving Association (ISSA) has updated its World Wide Eternal Ranking page, which now includes the results of the 2022 World Championships. The scores on this list only highlight a competitor’s personal best (P.B.) in competition.
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Outside of Competitive Speed Skydiving
While there have been jumpers who have recorded much greater speeds than the forementioned list, these were special projects and stunts performed for the purpose of research and entertainment. These required helium balloons to carry the jumpers into the stratosphere – as high as 135,890 feet (41.42 km). Doing so allowed them to take advantage of an incredible thin atmosphere, becoming the first humans to break the sound barrier outside of a vehicle.
(2012) Felix Baumgartner – 1,357.64 km/h (843.6 mph)
(2014) Alan Eustace – 1,323 km/h (822 mph)
(1960) Joseph Kittinger – 988 km/h (614 mph)