Following-up from this article a few days ago (Project Manhigh and the Stud Who Skydived From Space), this was another fascinating read about skydiving from space.
Nick Piantanida’s ambition was too much for living an ordinary life. With practically no resources or connections, Nick set out to break Joe Kittenger’s records.
Nick had no back-up plan for his life. He was determined to make it big with a record-setting jump and to parlay that success into a good life for his family. Even though he faced rejection after rejection and numerous setbacks, his enthusiasm and belief in his eventual success never diminished. The idea of failure never crossed his mind. He would find a way to make it happen.
Skydiving From Space II is a really good read.