Steve Truglia will attempt to set a new European High Altitude Parachute Record in the Spring of 2008 by parachuting from 52,000ft.
This jump will be heavily publicised and will constitute a significant milestone in Steve's preparation for the 120,000ft World Record jump from the edge of space - Project Space Jump. Steve will begin freefall training with the equipment he will need to wear for this 'spacediving' jump.
The temperature at 52,000ft will be around - 50 degrees. Even with an oxygen mask, at this altitude it will be impossible to breathe unassisted. Steve will need to wear a full, on demand oxygen system and a pressure suit to allow him to breathe.