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October 14, 2012, 03:54:46 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MrIxH6DToXQ#!

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October 14, 2012, 04:11:54 PM
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Oh my days!


Thank you, I would have missed it if you hadn't reminded me!
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October 14, 2012, 04:14:49 PM
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Oh my days!


Thank you, I would have missed it if you hadn't reminded me!

70 Minutes till jump  Wink

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October 14, 2012, 04:42:36 PM
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Oh my days!


Thank you, I would have missed it if you hadn't reminded me!

70 Minutes till jump  Wink

Watching...  Cheesy

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October 14, 2012, 04:44:19 PM
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Watching it live at http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/

The capsule just crossed 70,000 feet (21,400+ meters), still another 50,000 feet to go. Over 3.2 million people are currently watching the live video feed according to YouTube Cool

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October 14, 2012, 04:53:20 PM
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What do you think will happen when he breaks the sound barrier?
Personally I'm thinking he'll pop like a baloon.
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October 14, 2012, 04:53:51 PM
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Im watching great stuff! They left roswell in big shiny round ballon that looks like a UFO lol

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October 14, 2012, 05:16:33 PM
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That's just to show bitcoin speculators how it's done  Cheesy
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October 14, 2012, 05:17:47 PM
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The capsule has just crossed 100,000 feet (30,480 meters), still another 20,000 feet to go. Beautiful view of the planet and above only a deep black sky.

And I will see my dream come alive at last
I will touch the sky
And they're not gonna hold me down no more
No they're not gonna change my mind

'Cause I've got faith of the heart
I'm going where my heart will take me
I've got faith to believe
I can do anything
I've got strength of the soul
And no one's gonna bend or break me
I can reach any star
I've got faith, I’ve got faith, faith of the heart

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October 14, 2012, 05:30:49 PM
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Now coming up on and surpassing the previous altitude record (113,740 ft in 1961) for a manned balloon flight in a minute or so...

There is reportedly an issue with the heating for the faceplate, which could present a problem for the jump Shocked ..the mission is still continuing for the moment, however.

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October 14, 2012, 05:32:16 PM
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He just broke the first record, the one for the highest manned balloon flight.
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October 14, 2012, 05:45:08 PM
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It seems a decision has been made and he would make the jump after all, even if the faceplate issue is not solved.

They're doing the egres checklist...

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October 14, 2012, 05:49:39 PM
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This man's stones are at least as big as that balloon...

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October 14, 2012, 05:52:25 PM
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6,203,778 viewers and rising  Shocked

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October 14, 2012, 05:56:37 PM
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there are now more skipouts than actual video, for me anyway.
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October 14, 2012, 05:59:38 PM
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This is a better feed:

http://www.ustream.tv/cbsnews

Capsule now depressurised!
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October 14, 2012, 06:10:20 PM
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Wow he was spinning a lot there for the first bit..
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October 14, 2012, 06:17:40 PM
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And TOUCHDOWN !  Grin Safe landing to Earth

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October 14, 2012, 06:18:49 PM
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He's back down on earth, and on top of the world Cool

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October 14, 2012, 06:19:07 PM
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fucking awsome looks like he broke sound

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October 14, 2012, 06:21:24 PM
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Man I would have browned it during that spin!

What a top bloke!
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October 14, 2012, 06:25:52 PM
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Awesome jump
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October 14, 2012, 06:27:03 PM
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Anybody got a replay of the actual jump?

Gonna get a new isp.  Roll Eyes
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October 14, 2012, 06:31:24 PM
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Nothing available yet, but it was a proper insane thing to watch.

Neil Armstrong - "It's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"...

Felix Baumgartner - "You only live once!"

I may have just watched the 'moon landing' of our generation live on the interenet... What a world.
 
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October 14, 2012, 06:37:37 PM
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Couple of phone videos recorded of a tv screen just came up.

Strange world we live in... Undecided
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October 14, 2012, 06:39:11 PM
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yea when it was free lol

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October 14, 2012, 08:18:37 PM
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If you are able to view video on the BBC news site, here is the jump.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19943194
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October 14, 2012, 08:30:00 PM
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The press conference is about to begin..
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October 14, 2012, 08:50:23 PM
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The press conference confirms that Felix Baumgartner did indeed break the speed of sound during his stratospheric free fall.

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October 14, 2012, 08:51:08 PM
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It was awesome!  I've waited one year for this to happen.  What a historical day it is.  I know it's not the same, but it this endeavor has the same aura as the first flight into space.  Although the majority of the event was long winded.... but when that jump happened.. it was all worth it.  I'm still watching the live coverage on the interview and Felix is one brave son of a B.  I can't wait for the freefall footage to be released.
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October 14, 2012, 08:51:22 PM
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Mach 1.24. Good lord!
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October 14, 2012, 08:51:52 PM
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Found this quote on wired:

“Trust me, when you stand up there on top of the world, you become so humble. It’s not about breaking records anymore. It’s not about getting scientific data. It’s all about coming home.”

It's kind of touching and people who dream about living on Mars should meditate this imho.
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October 15, 2012, 01:59:17 PM
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Head Cam Footage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh9LVFn19Ho&fb_source=message

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October 15, 2012, 02:06:07 PM
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A collation of the best photos and videos from Felix Baumgartner's space jump yesterday:

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/137867-the-best-photos-and-videos-of-felix-baumgartners-record-breaking-skydive



Jump altitude: 128,100 feet (24.2mi, 39km, the middle of the stratosphere)
Free fall distance: 119,846 feet (22.7mi, 36.5km)
Free fall time: 4 minutes 20 seconds
Max velocity: 373 meters per second, or 833.9 mph (1342 kph)

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October 15, 2012, 05:03:03 PM
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The part when he's still in the cabin and opens the door before preparing himself to jump reminded me so much the 2001 scene where Dave must return in the spaceship without his helmet.  When you think about it, there are quite a few similarities.  The pod is about the same size as Baumgartner's cabin and both of them must get out of it in a dangerous way that most astronaut normally don't do.


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October 16, 2012, 07:30:54 AM
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This was simply amazing. This guy rocked it.

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