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Gonna give it to you CH....


Project Excelsior was a series of high-altitude parachute jumps made by Colonel (then Captain) Joseph Kittinger of the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1959 and 1960 to test the Beaupre multi-stage parachute system. In one of these jumps Kittinger set world records for the highest parachute jump, the longest parachute drogue fall and the fastest speed by a human through the atmosphere, all of which still stand.

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133 complete flights if you exclude Challenger and Columbia's disasters. STS or Space transport System is the acronym used for the shuttle program with the numbers been for the flights in a sequential order. There were a few where a letter was added to the end for reflights or certain missions etc, I think there were a few STS-51 flights...... But in total there were 135 launches with two none landings... Not bad for the 30 years program, considering they were grounded for almost 5 years after the two disasters.

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