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Los Altos Library

13 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022


Monday10am - 9pm
Tuesday10am - 9pm
Wednesday10am - 9pm
Thursday10am - 9pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 6pm
Sundaynoon - 6pm
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Phone:(650) 948-7683

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"Near Space" Adventures

On July 25, skydiver Michael Baumgartner leaped out of a balloon-lifted capsule and fell 96,640 feet before landing safely back on earth. That's 3 minutes and 48 seconds of freefall! Baumgartner is aiming at doing another "near space" skydive to break the current record of 102, 800 feet set in 1960 by Joe Kittinger.

Check out more space and near-space adventures in some of these titles:

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach