Sunday, October 26, 2014
Amazing Jump! Bell Ringer Activity
Google computer scientist Alan Eustace has just broken a record held by Felix Baumgartner for the the highest altitude jump. Eustace used a helium ballon to reach 26 miles above the earth(or about 135,000 ft.) and then...jumped! Wearing a specially designed suit, Eustace hit speeds of 830 mph, actually traveling the speed of sound, in his 15 minute descent back to Earth. Baumgartner, in 2012, jumped from 128,100 ft. As for the amazing jump, Eustace said that he could see the layers of the atmosphere, the darkness of space and that it was an amazing experience.
What would you be thinking as you hurled back toward earth in such an altitude jump?
What are three character traits of someone such as Eustace or Baumgartner?
Write a headline for this news event.
Write 3 descriptive sentences to describe your jump.
photograph from DailyMail.co.uk