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Mission to the Edge of Space - Felix Baumgartner


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Sobis34 #1 Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:22 PM

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A Man will jump out at 120,000 ft (~35.5 km) freefalling with the speed of sound.

http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/

It was supposed to launch today, but first there were radio problems and when it was fixed, the wind was too strong for launch. It should take off tomorrow if the weather is good.

BravelyRanAway #2 Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:45 PM

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Thanks for the reminder! I had read of this in a National  Geographic mag and forgot all about it.
There are so many things that could go wrong with this jump.
I hope he is successful.
Thx :Smile_great:

Falafel #3 Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:46 PM

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Hah! I can do that too... Here, hold my beer and I´ll go get my jumpsuit ready.

Sobis34 #4 Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:26 PM

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The jump was canceled today for the same reason... Wind.

Sobis34 #5 Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:24 PM

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http://www.redbullstratos.com/live

Starts in few minutes. The inflation is already complete.

BigMac1969_3 #6 Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:31 PM

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Started now!

http://www.youtube.c...?v=MrIxH6DToXQ#!

Sobis34 #7 Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:09 PM

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~44'000 ft. or ~13'500 m.

sheep6665 #8 Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:18 PM

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As some random guy on 4chan said

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It gets colder as he gets closer to the sun....?

fake
And that's how I've lost faith in humanity...

MLP_Fluttershy #9 Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:32 PM

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I think he won't survive it.. let's hope I'm wrong..

sheep6665 #10 Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:01 PM

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It was possible 50 years ago, so it's now.

Animistic #11 Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:26 PM

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