Yesterday, Mark posted a first-person video shot by a skydiver who fell three miles without a chute and lived. A few years ago, my old friend Rodney Ascher made a fantastic short film about a similar event during WWII:
"Triumph of Victory" is a reenactment of a WWII airman's similar fall. I ballparked the amount of time he'd've spent airborne based on a terminal velocity equation I found online. Shot in a little studio in Bernal Heights, San Francisco, and starring Sean Kelly of the late, lamented Spanganga art space.Link
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.