Frabjous Times

Space diver

the roar of thin air
a red hill
This space parachuting site has this quote:
"A rocket can take a spacediver to any altitude desired in just minutes, resulting in less time exposed to the dangers of vacuum and cold," [Geoff] Sheerin said. "I think this will ultimately lead to suborbital vehicles being the transport of choice for spacediving. Anyone using a rocket for spacediving can demolish any balloon record ever made."
Originally written: 14 July 2002