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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?

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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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