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#1 58 Impala

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:48 AM

I know it's off topic, but that jump from the edge of space was wild. His official max speed from 128,000 ft was 834 mph! Only man to break the sound barrier without a plane. Chuck Yeager didn't even go that fast in the X1.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:37 AM

Seriously cool stuff. A camera feed was available streaming live. Video here.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:47 AM

lts good he made it but there was so much risk, l am glad he made it..

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:31 AM

Pretty cool.
I'm sure he had a lot to do during the ascent . ,,,,,,,but I wonder what was going thru his mind on the way up.


Because irregardless of the details . Once it left the ground there was only one way back down,,,, good or bad

I wonder where the balloon will come back down at, as I'm sure it's being tracked.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:37 AM

I'd been following it last week during the aborted attempts so I was thrilled to see Discovery cover it live. I watched all of it. Made for two hours of dull TV with ten minutes of action, but for air & space nerds like me I was riveted through the whole thing. Yeah, I watch NASA TV too on public service channels which is dry as toast but I love it. Congratulations Felix! (glad I didn't watch you die on live TV).

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:27 AM

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:29 AM

I watched it and DVR'd it.....there is a new standard for 'cojones' now

#8 Harry P.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:31 AM

I can't even imagine having the guts to do something like that. No doubt I'd pass out from fear halfway down! Or more than likely, on the way up! :lol:

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:40 AM

Watched it live on YouTube yesterday...was impressed w/ the clarity of the filming as much as the feat itself...

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:38 AM

Absolutely no reason to jump out of an airplane or whatever either in space or in the atmosphere of earth... Talk about skid marks in your shorts...!!!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:07 AM

Harry...I wouldn't pass out! ...because I'd already be DEAD from the heart attack I had the instant I left the vessel!!!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:30 AM

Pretty cool.
I'm sure he had a lot to do during the ascent . ,,,,,,,but I wonder what was going thru his mind on the way up.


Because irregardless of the details . Once it left the ground there was only one way back down,,,, good or bad

I wonder where the balloon will come back down at, as I'm sure it's being tracked.


Being he is claustrophobic going up was probably worse than the thought of jumping! :lol:

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:06 PM

he gets to drink Red Bull for free for the rest of his life!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:08 PM

It was pretty cool being able to see the curvature of the Earth from some of the footage from the capsule (and the darkness of space beyond). Though that will probably freak out the Flat Earth Society crowd.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:25 PM

It was pretty cool being able to see the curvature of the Earth from some of the footage from the capsule (and the darkness of space beyond). Though that will probably freak out the Flat Earth Society crowd.


Not necessarily, because this jump, like the "moon landing," was all faked! :lol:

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:43 PM

Seemed to be more of a very expensive "just because" than anything, but was interesting to watch. Over 2 1/2 hrs. up and less than 10mins. back down...super express. Surprised Virgin(what's his name) wasn't part of it. Although, he's got his own space project going.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:24 PM

Not necessarily, because this jump, like the "moon landing," was all faked! :lol:


Good God Harry, don't put that thought in somebody's head.........although maybe he'll get his chance to deck one of them idiots too then :D

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:43 PM

Give him 10 bonus points for sticking a perfect landing on top of it all.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:48 PM

What a head rush that must of been,,,,

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:30 PM

And you know he got some good lovin' from the GF that night! B) :P