Falling back to earth, alone In 1960, Joe Kittinger shot up to 30km above the Earth in a high-altitude balloon. Then he jumped. Remarkable. #link 2005.12.31 @ 17:03 // Aux // You were reading Falling back to earth, alone, a link posted with comment by MacDara Conroy. It is filed under Aux and was published in December 2005. If you liked what you read here, you can follow this site on Twitter @MacDaraBlogs or via reader feed, and find many more entries in the Archive. You can also buy me a Ko-fi.