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Old Oct 9, 2012, 07:31 AM   #1
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[Merged] Felix Baumgartner

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

Sure beats David Blaine and his standing on a chair for a week playing with ice and electricity or whatever he does.
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 08:45 AM   #2
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I've been monitoring their website, but they keep pushing the deadline back. They're blaming the weather, but I think it's Baumgartner chickening out...
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 08:48 AM   #3
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This is beyond cooler than a lot of things ... especially David Blaine.
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 09:04 AM   #4
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I've been monitoring their website, but they keep pushing the deadline back. They're blaming the weather, but I think it's Baumgartner chickening out...
Yes! stop messing about Felix! just jump off the balloon already!....man or mouse eh?...squeek squeek!..

Pahh! I'm going to get some helium balloons going in my garden and beat the record.

~rings Sky TV to drum up support - tinkers with lil web cam~
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 09:16 AM   #5
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This is beyond cooler than a lot of things ... especially David Blaine.
A walk on a cable across Niagara Falls is a walk in the park.
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 01:09 PM   #6
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Abandoned due to breeze....also in the news Everest attempt abandoned due to chill.
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 01:52 PM   #7
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I was watching the stream. Kind of sad it was called off. This was going to be fun the watch, but I am afraid he won't make it. He's got some balls, that's for sure.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 11:09 AM   #8
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This is going on LIVE now on the discovery channel.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 11:20 AM   #9
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Also live on the web here:

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

Surprisingly good viewing!
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 11:43 AM   #10
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He still has awhile to go. He's at 64,000 feet, he's jumping around 200,000 feet.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 11:52 AM   #11
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I fail to see the special achievement other than a huge marketing stunt for a certain energy drink company. Before you bury my comment please read up on Kittinger's jumps:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Excelsior

Now that was an achievement with much less sophisticated technology, knowledge and security systems. Also didn't have a fancy sponsor.

So now, a few decades later, Baumgartner jumps off a mere 5 km higher than Kittinger...yawn.

Anyway, just my opinion.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 11:53 AM   #12
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He still has awhile to go. He's at 64,000 feet, he's jumping around 200,000 feet.
120,000ft

I'm nervous for Felix!
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 12:00 PM   #13
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If anyone is interested, you can find more info on Kittinger's jumps here. The last one in 1960 was from an altitude of 102,800 feet (31,333 m):

http://stratocat.com.ar/artics/excelsior-e.htm
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 12:04 PM   #14
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120,000ft

I'm nervous for Felix!
That's what I meant
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 12:34 PM   #15
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Anxiously awaiting him to make his jump.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 12:54 PM   #16
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I fail to see the special achievement other than a huge marketing stunt for a certain energy drink company. Before you bury my comment please read up on Kittinger's jumps:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Excelsior

Now that was an achievement with much less sophisticated technology, knowledge and security systems. Also didn't have a fancy sponsor.

So now, a few decades later, Baumgartner jumps off a mere 5 km higher than Kittinger...yawn.

Anyway, just my opinion.
A marketing stunt is all it is, certainly. But who cares, it's so cool! I didn't get to watch Kittinger make his jump, but now, along with 6.5 million other people, I'm streaming this jump live on YouTube!
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 01:29 PM   #17
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Space Jump!!

Congratulations Felix!!! What an epic space jump!
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 01:30 PM   #18
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Just finished watching the live feed. Incredible!
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 01:31 PM   #19
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One of the most epic things I have ever seen.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 01:39 PM   #20
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I missed it, and cant seem to find any video floating around

damn I can't believe I missed this
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 02:18 PM   #21
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The shot from behind him right as he leaped toward earth was spectacular!

Nerves of steel. I would have chickened out and got back in.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 02:40 PM   #22
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Speechless. Gonna upload it on youtube (just the freefall and landing) dunno if it will get taken down straight away coz of copyright but balls to it
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 03:14 PM   #23
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that was pretty awesome.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 03:27 PM   #24
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Clearly, he just doesn't give a PUCK! That man has balls of steel.

And he's hot!

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Old Oct 14, 2012, 04:50 PM   #25
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He is so hot.

*faints*
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