Discontinuity in altitude records

Rockets may have caused a discontinuity in altitude of human projectiles. This investigation is not complete.


We have collected some altitude records, shown in Figure 1.1 It looks as though rockets may have represented substantial discontinuous progress, however we are yet to check that we are not missing records that would make the discontinuity smaller.

Figure 1: Altitude records, largely from Wikipedia.
  1. Data here

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