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MIAdragon 10-09-2012 12:29 PM

Red Bull Stratos - freefall from the edge of space
 
Live stream.

Looks like its going to be launched at 1130 est.

Red Bull Stratos is a mission to the edge of space that will try to surpass human limits that have existed for more than 50 years. Supported by a team of experts, Felix Baumgartner will undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to more than 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters and make a record-breaking freefall jump in the attempt to become the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall (an estimated 690 miles / 1,110 kilometers per hour), while delivering valuable data for medical and scientific advancement.

Dayze 10-09-2012 12:30 PM

didn't they already do this?

I'm probalby wrong though. seems like I remember seeing a vid of it.

bevischief 10-09-2012 12:31 PM

Weather delay. Should be happening right now.

ct 10-09-2012 12:32 PM

that was the final test run

MIAdragon 10-09-2012 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bevischief (Post 8995606)
Weather delay. Should be happening right now.

Yes, they are filing the balloon.

Dayze 10-09-2012 12:32 PM

oh. ok.

hometeam 10-09-2012 12:32 PM

They did a high up jump a few months ago. I take it this is even higher~

MIAdragon 10-09-2012 12:39 PM

LoL it sounds like the guy is freaking out a tad.

Dayze 10-09-2012 12:40 PM

wish i had sound. damnit carl.

CaliforniaChief 10-09-2012 12:41 PM

I'm sure all of us Chiefs fans are waiting for him to splat so we can cheer his demise.

MIAdragon 10-09-2012 12:42 PM

pussies they are aborting

ct 10-09-2012 12:43 PM

just cancelled

Dayze 10-09-2012 12:43 PM

for the day, or just temporarily?

hometeam 10-09-2012 12:46 PM

well that was anticlimactic

tooge 10-09-2012 12:47 PM

its ballsy and cool and all, but wtf? that is quite a bit of money and resources to pay to have a dude freefall from space when we already know you can do it rather safely in an aircraft.


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