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- The American illusionist of our time David Blaine has been preparing for another experiment for a long time. Now he can proudly say that he climbed to a height of 7.5 kilometers in ordinary balloons
The American illusionist of our time David Blaine has been preparing for another experiment for a long time. Now he can proudly say that he climbed to a height of 7.5 kilometers in ordinary balloons
David Blaine called his experience "Ascension." The man advertised the stunt in advance, but he warned the public that everything would take place live on August 31, 2020. The magician planned to cross the state of New Jersey in hot air balloons, unfortunately the plans changed. On this day, very windy weather and even a storm warning were established in this area, so David was forbidden to conduct the experiment. Blaine was not upset and moved his trick to another time. By the way, he also decided to change his location, choosing the quieter state of Arizona for this.
As a result, David carried out what was planned yesterday, September 2, 2020. At 18:00 Moscow time, he took off in 52 balloons filled with helium gas.
David planned to rise on balloons to a height of no more than 5.5 km above the ground. However, he was able to reach this height after 40 minutes and risked to climb even higher. As a result, he overcame the 7.5 km mark and was pleased with it. After that, the magician simply cut himself off from the balls and landed on the ground with a parachute. The stunt was successful and Blaine confirmed that this was exactly what he planned to do live.
The Ascension trick has become the most ambitious for the illusionist in the last 10 years of his work. Previously, David conducted similar large experiments, but they were all extreme. He was buried under a large water tank for three days and successfully overcame all his fears. He also tried to stay in an ice barrel for more than three days, but this experiment ended in failure and health problems. As a result, Blaine had a daughter, Dessa, and he reconsidered his views on life. Now he no longer risks his health and tries to choose only safe tricks. By the way, the man decided to devote this experiment "Ascension" to Desse. David was in touch with her throughout the flight and shared his impressions.