World Record: Skydiver jump safely from 25,000 ft – with no parachute
Millions of people across the globe held their breath as American skydiver Luke Aikins jumped out of a plane to fall into a net 25,000 feet (7,620 m) below. The daring stunt is now in the history books as the first complete jump without a parachute.
Aikins, 42, performed the record-breaking jump in Simi Valley, California on Saturday evening.
He successfully landed in the 100-by-100 foot (30.5-meter) net, which was set up 20 stories high, as people watched from the ground and cheered.
After just a few moments, Aikins rolled out, got up, picked up his wife, and gave her a celebratory hug.