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This guy jumps from 25,000 feet — no parachute, into a big net — on TV Saturday https://t.co/5lbXxXACxN

This guy jumps from 25,000 feet — no parachute, into a big net — on TV Saturday https://t.co/5lbXxXACxN

Luke Aikins plans to jump from 25,000 feet without a parachute Saturday evening in a stunt that will be aired live on Fox. (Photo: Courtesy of Mondelēz International) Luke Aikins doesn't care if you call him crazy. And just to be clear, there's garden-variety crazy — then there's out-of-this-world crazy. And then there's what he's about to try. Even among special-operations units, HALO — or high-altitude, low-opening — parachutists are an elite few. You jump from miles above the planet only to open your parachute shortly before impact. Now this civilian skydiver is planning go one better. In fact, you could call him the world's first intentional high-altitude, no -opening jumper. As in, no parachute opening. Not even a wingsuit to help slow his descent. Just a big net to catch him as he lands. "Whenever people attempt to push the limits of what's considered humanly possibl...

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