Does it continue to float up into space? Nope..what comes up, must come down and since Felix was at the edge of space, about 1/3 of the distance to what is recognized by most as the official boundary of space (62.137 miles, 100 kilometers), the capsule was destined to succumb to Earths gravity. So like Felix, the capsule was equipped with a parachute for safe retrieval. They also outfitted the capsule with a honeycomb base and an elaborate system of crash pads to protect it upon landing.
Eric has guided and climbed extensively throughout the great mountain ranges of the world for the past 16 years. A passion for the environment and world cultures remain the underlying factors in Eric’s path forward as a mountain guide. Eric has led expeditions with success to Mount Everest and many other significant mountains in Nepal, Tibet and around the globe. Eric is always learning how to hone his craft in the mountains and continues to establish himself as safe and successful high altitude mountaineering guide. A graduate of Prescott College, Eric holds a B.A in Environmental Studies and one in Wilderness Leadership. Eric is an avid backcountry skier, rock and ice climber, and surfer. View all posts by Eric Remza