Larry Connor and four U.S. Air Force specialists leaped from a balloon in the skies over New Mexico. 

They linked arms while freefalling before deploying their parachutes perilously close to the ground.

The Alpha 5 team, comprising 73-year-old adventurer Larry Connor and four current and former U.S. Air Force Special Warfare pararescue specialists, ascended to just over 38,000 feet in a specially adapted balloon before their record-setting jump. 

This team of skydivers, led by Connor—a private astronaut who was part of the first private mission to the International Space Station in 2022—achieved a new record for the highest HALO (high altitude, low open) formation skydive.

Connor leaped from the balloon and linked arms while freefalling at speeds of up to 189 miles per hour. 

They separated and deployed their parachutes when they were just 4,000 feet above the ground.

Proving that age is just a number, these skydivers go to new heights, showing the world that the sky’s the limit no matter how old you are.


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