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How One Man Built His Own Spacesuit

Since the age of 8, Cameron Smith has known he was destined for space. He wrote letter after letter to NASA astronauts, and spent countless hours watching and re-watching moon landings on 8mm film. Eventually, he decided to find a way to launch his own space dreams. The archaeologist began to scheme up an unconventional plan: to build his own spacesuit, ascend in a hot air balloon and test his creation at 63,000 feet—the point at which no human can survive without a pressurized environment.

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