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(Jalopnik)   So a dude is jumping out of a balloon from space today and they're live streaming it if he lives or dies   (jalopnik.com) divider line 227
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2012-10-09 01:10:34 PM
I've had it in a window all morning, checking up on it...it's been delayed for weather. I think they're finally getting ready to send him up now, but it'll be hours before he actually gets to the point of jumping.
 
2012-10-09 01:11:04 PM
JUMP! JUMP! JUMP!

Too soon, apparently.
 
2012-10-09 01:11:44 PM
And he's only wearing a speedo! Or, he has all the protective gear needed to make this a skydive. But, redbull makes you fall. How do hype work?
 
2012-10-09 01:12:18 PM
Redbull. It better give you wings.
 
2012-10-09 01:12:48 PM
Repeat.
/someone had to say it.
 
2012-10-09 01:13:11 PM
Either way he'll make an impression
 
2012-10-09 01:13:31 PM
What's wrong with the other thread? Not good enough you?
 
2012-10-09 01:13:55 PM
It is on a 20 second delay just in case something bad happens.
 
2012-10-09 01:14:09 PM
^for
 
2012-10-09 01:14:59 PM
How long before launch and how long after that before bail?

I'm a busy man
 
2012-10-09 01:15:15 PM
I'm just wondering where the big capsule thing lands once the balloon breaks. Isn't there a chance it'll fall on somebody's house or in the middle of a city?
 
2012-10-09 01:16:12 PM
well, you know Fox will show it, lives or dies.

what is he doing for oxygen up there?
 
2012-10-09 01:17:28 PM
All I'm seeing is a bell hanging from a crane. They haven't even launched it? Would be much cooler if he had a live cam with him, so you could hear the screams and subsequent shiatting of his suit.
 
2012-10-09 01:17:54 PM
images.hitfix.com

You're about to jump out a perfectly good airplane Jonny, how do you feel about that?
 
2012-10-09 01:18:06 PM
How does that balloon get off the ground with that dude's giant, clanking iron balls aboard?
 
2012-10-09 01:18:20 PM
Everyone's already preloading the Ironic tag and the "Freediver dies on live stream" headlines.
 
2012-10-09 01:18:22 PM
I hope they have the decency to name the crater after him.
 
2012-10-09 01:18:50 PM
$10 says he dies.
 
2012-10-09 01:19:20 PM
This headline gave my brain diarrhea.
 
2012-10-09 01:19:33 PM

Flab: What's wrong with the other thread? Not good enough you?


what other thread?
 
2012-10-09 01:19:40 PM

SlothB77: well, you know Fox will show it, lives or dies.

what is he doing for oxygen up there?


/Good old Mitt Romney is up there with him...he's providing all the hot air for the balloon.
 
2012-10-09 01:20:30 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-09 01:21:07 PM
This kind of thing is where science meets awesome
 
2012-10-09 01:21:15 PM
pbfcomics.com

/yeah, I know
 
2012-10-09 01:22:21 PM

rwfan: Flab: What's wrong with the other thread? Not good enough you?

what other thread?


nevermind.
 
2012-10-09 01:23:03 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: [images.hitfix.com image 326x217]

You're about to jump out a perfectly good airplane Jonny, how do you feel about that?


I don't care what anyone says- I loved that movie. The hot chick with the short hair, the surfing, the bad one-liners. All of it.
 
2012-10-09 01:23:15 PM

SlothB77: well, you know Fox will show it, lives or dies.

what is he doing for oxygen up there?


He was pre-breathing a little while ago.
 
2012-10-09 01:23:17 PM
So if he shiats himself, would his poo fall at the same rate or faster/slower? Just curious.

/deploys giant umbrella.
 
2012-10-09 01:23:20 PM
Not impressed.

upload.wikimedia.org

Did it back when you weren't even a twinkle in your daddy's eye. Back when phone had cords. Back when BIg Screen TV meant a 19" black and white. Before seatbelts in cars.
 
2012-10-09 01:23:58 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: [pbfcomics.com image 850x283]

/yeah, I know


I though of that too but I didn't know what to Google to find it and then you posted it.

GOOD catch. (so to speak)
 
2012-10-09 01:24:37 PM
why no action? just a still of the capsule/crane?
 
2012-10-09 01:25:01 PM

Marshall Willenholly: I'm just wondering where the big capsule thing lands once the balloon breaks. Isn't there a chance it'll fall on somebody's house or in the middle of a city?


Yes. And yes.
 
2012-10-09 01:25:06 PM
People are milling around. MILLING AROUND!

/And the thought of jumping out of something from 120K feet makes my hands sweat.
 
2012-10-09 01:25:17 PM
He's in no danger. It's probably all automated in case he loses consciousness, which is improbable, since he'll be wearing a space suit with an oxygen supply. But this is top-shelf AWing!
 
2012-10-09 01:25:17 PM
My prediction...He begins to spin uncontrollably causing his limbs to fly off. Then the sonic boom causes the remainder of his carcass to explode and rain down on his family and well wishers.

/not intended to be a scientific statement>
 
2012-10-09 01:25:27 PM
Hallelujah, it's raining men!
 
2012-10-09 01:25:29 PM

ChipNASA: Bio-nic: [farm4.staticflickr.com image 500x339]

Too soon?

Not soon enough.


We all wish.

/Still this this will be cool in a sciency wimey way.
//Or a horrible failing falling destruction way.
///either or.
 
2012-10-09 01:25:38 PM
Not impressed, unless he lands in the sea and then goes surfing.
 
2012-10-09 01:25:48 PM

The Southern Dandy: Not impressed.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x273]

Did it back when you weren't even a twinkle in your daddy's eye. Back when phone had cords. Back when BIg Screen TV meant a 19" black and white. Before seatbelts in cars.


Go to bed, Dad. You're embarrassing.
 
2012-10-09 01:26:04 PM

Nadie_AZ: Representative of the unwashed masses: [images.hitfix.com image 326x217]

You're about to jump out a perfectly good airplane Jonny, how do you feel about that?

I don't care what anyone says- I loved that movie. The hot chick with the short hair, the surfing, the bad one-liners. All of it.


ditto brah!
 
2012-10-09 01:26:38 PM

The Southern Dandy: Not impressed.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x273]

Did it back when you weren't even a twinkle in your daddy's eye. Back when phone had cords. Back when BIg Screen TV meant a 19" black and white. Before seatbelts in cars.


Just to say what was said to me.....

You know that Joe Kittinger is the CAPCOM 1 for the mission don't you?? (I didn't know. I just thought he was an "adviser")
 
2012-10-09 01:28:14 PM
here we go
 
2012-10-09 01:28:20 PM
Is there no audio on this or is my browser screwed?
 
2012-10-09 01:28:50 PM
They should totally run a video of a fake ascension on the capsules window and shake the craft for 20 minutes & then tell him he has to emergency exit and then he falls like, only 4 feet or something, and be like...pwwwwwwwwwned!
 
2012-10-09 01:28:51 PM
 
2012-10-09 01:28:52 PM
so. i clicked the link to the video and he's still on the ground.... meaning it will be at least three hours from now before he jumps, right?

cuz, i mean, i'm all for a spectacle, but I've got a phone interview today and i don't want to miss this guy going splat.
 
2012-10-09 01:28:54 PM

Cream of Meat: My prediction...He begins to spin uncontrollably causing his limbs to fly off. Then the sonic boom causes the remainder of his carcass to explode and rain down on his family and well wishers.

/not intended to be a scientific statement>


Ta-da!
 
2012-10-09 01:29:04 PM
So assuming this even happens today, let me be clear on something: We're all not-so-secretly hoping to see him die, no?
 
2012-10-09 01:29:52 PM
www.destinationhollywood.com

Approves 

/hot
 
2012-10-09 01:30:10 PM

Hack Patooey: Is there no audio on this or is my browser screwed?


Your browser must be screwed
 
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