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#1 Jambear

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:39 PM

Felix tries to parachute from the lofty height of 120,000 feet. Besides being the highest jump ever attempted, he may be the first human to ever break the sound barrier without a plane or rocket surrounding him.

Discovery channel is covering this live now on tv.

It is also here http://www.redbullstratos.com/

also here

Go dude go!!

#2 hoagie

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:24 PM

Hes gonna die

#3 Jambear

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:30 PM

I'm not sure how he isnt going to black out or throw up and aspirate and die that way.

Either way hope he dosnt break the super sonic splat barrier.

#4 hoagie

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:42 PM

Horrible feeling about this

#5 Joker

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:03 PM

What goes up...



#6 gregoir

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:12 PM

Just the view from the balloon makes me nervous

#7 Joker

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:05 PM



#8 Col_Sandoz

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:17 PM

that was awesome!

#9 Depends

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:24 PM

wow...

#10 Jambear

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:29 PM

two hours to go up and what 5 min till he lands.

That was cool!!!

#11 gregoir

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:39 PM

really fucking cool. thanks for posting it. otherwise I would of never seen it.

#12 Jwheelz

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:57 PM

yeah, this was awesome

#13 tyedyedee

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:25 PM

some people really need to find other ways to get their endorphin rushes :dunno:
:shocked:

#14 hoagie

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:59 PM

glad i was wrong

#15 gregoir

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:02 PM

some people really need to find other ways to get their endorphin rushes :dunno:
:shocked:


Um it was incredibly brave and cool. The man is a total badass.

#16 Jwheelz

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:06 PM

I don't think it was done for an adrenaline rush, I think it was done to say it can be done... and what an incredible feat!

#17 Jambear

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:09 PM

He was trying to beat the world record but i think he pulled his shoot early.
It was also done for medical and scientific research.
He had all kinds of sensors and stuff gathering data.

Check out the flub on his sponsers facebook page.
Someone is going to be in trouble over that one.
http://www.facebook....391339787605618

"Congratulations to Felix in a successful landing. We knew we could cunt on you! You are a hero."

#18 Jwheelz

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:14 PM

he did beat the world record for altitude and I think also airspeed without a vehicle, I think he was 11 seconds shy of the world record for longest freefall, he definitely opened the parachute a little early

#19 Jwheelz

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:15 PM

"We knew we could cunt on you!"


:lmao:

#20 Jambear

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:17 PM

They should have given him somekind of countdown or command to pull.

The guy on the mike was a tool.

Couldnt get the windspeed and direction down.
After falling from space and tumbling at high speed like that i am sure this dude had to be disoriented enough and to be so close to the ground and have some dumbass feeding you wrong info is pretty weak.

#21 musicfan

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:42 PM

I DVR'd the last hour from The Discovery Channel.... Simply amazing to watch... 4 mins 20 seconds freefall going 700 mph !! Must have seemed like an eternity !! I got real worried when he started doing the flips... But he pulled out of it !! Simply incredible to watch !

#22 Jam Fan

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:37 PM

there was a big article in Popular Science about using a reentry suit to skydive from the space station (july 2007)

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#23 In A Silent Way

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:22 PM

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#24 In A Silent Way

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:15 PM

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#25 Jwheelz

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:18 PM

It can be done! I knew it! :lol: <-- lol emoticon

#26 In A Silent Way

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:25 PM

But how fast can he do the Kessel Run?

#27 Julius

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:06 PM

It definitely affected his pitching later that night for the Giants. He sucked!

#28 Java Time

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:08 PM

SICK!!!!

#29 Jack Straw

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:41 PM

He wasn't the only one.
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#30 Java Time

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:04 PM

how many cats did he bring onboard?!?

good thing cats always land on their feet!