[Merged] Felix Baumgartner

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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... :D
     
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    This is beyond cooler than a lot of things ... especially David Blaine.
     
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    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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    A walk on a cable across Niagara Falls is a walk in the park.
     
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    Abandoned due to breeze....also in the news Everest attempt abandoned due to chill.
     
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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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    This is going on LIVE now on the discovery channel.
     
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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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    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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    120,000ft

    I'm nervous for Felix!
     
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    That's what I meant ;)
     
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    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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    Space Jump!!

    Congratulations Felix!!! What an epic space jump!
     
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    Just finished watching the live feed. Incredible!
     
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    One of the most epic things I have ever seen.
     
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    I missed it, and cant seem to find any video floating around

    damn I can't believe I missed this :mad:
     
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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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    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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    Clearly, he just doesn't give a PUCK! That man has balls of steel.

    And he's hot!

    [​IMG]
     
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