ALAN EUSTACE (USA) self-funded a project to find innovative ways to simplify and reduce the costs of jumping from space. In doing so, he set a world a record for the highest free fall jump on October 24, 2014 over Roswell, New Mexico. He ascended to an altitude of 135,889 feet and his distance in free fall was 123,414 feet. His engineering abilities led him to numerous innovations/inventions including devising a method to be lifted to jump altitude without need for an expensive capsule by simply being suspended in his pressure suit from a balloon.; inventing a method to keep the drogue chute from entangling in the absence of resistance in space; and, finding a means to significantly reduce the likelihood of potentially fatal flat spins while in descent and devising a method to remove body heat and moisture from the heavy pressure suit.