Skydive Activity

Learn about the different layers of Earth’s atmosphere by jumping from the edge of space in this game following the story of Captain Joseph Kittinger’s record-breaking 100,000-foot parachute jump. Navigate through Captain Kittinger’s mission using the "back" and "next" buttons. At the end of the introduction, continue to the game by clicking "Try your own jump." Pay close attention to the story and atmosphere descriptions on the left panel to learn when you should deploy your two chutes! Once the climb is complete, press the jump button at the bottom left of the screen to Jump!

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