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(Red Bull)   Wind is great, balloon inflated, all is a go. Link to live stream of Red Bull Stratos   (redbullstratos.com) divider line 997
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2012-10-14 11:33:44 AM  
Finally at a safe altitude to jump if things go pear shaped!
 
2012-10-14 11:34:29 AM  
He crazy dood.
 
2012-10-14 11:35:15 AM  
Soooo exciting.
 
2012-10-14 11:35:50 AM  
Uh, did not mean for that to look sarcastic.
 
2012-10-14 11:35:57 AM  
Watch that first step.
 
2012-10-14 11:37:26 AM  
Watching it on the Discovery channel...the announcer is really annoying.
 
2012-10-14 11:37:49 AM  
Taliban has balloon.
 
2012-10-14 11:38:02 AM  
Why the fark is this sponsored by Red Bull?
/Guy is crazy
//Good luck, we're all counting on you
 
2012-10-14 11:38:03 AM  

SenorDan: Watching it on the Discovery channel...the announcer is really annoying.


Agreed. Also commercials. Blech.
 
2012-10-14 11:38:22 AM  
Burn, baby, burn.
 
2012-10-14 11:38:50 AM  
Is there a picture, or is no script farking with me?
 
2012-10-14 11:38:53 AM  
I hope he didn't eat the fish.
 
2012-10-14 11:39:03 AM  

Ahhh_Ennui: SenorDan: Watching it on the Discovery channel...the announcer is really annoying.

Agreed. Also commercials. Blech.


Live stream from YouTube via wired.
 
2012-10-14 11:39:15 AM  
Redbull site doesn't work for me.

Here's the direct link to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=MrIxH6DToXQ
 
2012-10-14 11:39:35 AM  
Watching this live on Youtube.

I feel like I'm about to watch a man fall to his death. Jesus.
 
2012-10-14 11:40:35 AM  
meh

/yawn
 
2012-10-14 11:40:56 AM  

hershy799: Why the fark is this sponsored by Red Bull?


Because they were willing to pony up the most cash to help make it happen?
 
2012-10-14 11:41:00 AM  
Love seeing Kittinger so involved.
 
2012-10-14 11:41:40 AM  
Blue skies!
 
2012-10-14 11:41:46 AM  
WOPR is in charge of all telemetry.
 
2012-10-14 11:42:01 AM  
Aren't these readings being automatically transmitted?!?
 
2012-10-14 11:42:16 AM  

incendi: hershy799: Why the fark is this sponsored by Red Bull?

Because they were willing to pony up the most cash to help make it happen?


Red Bull sponsors all kinds of extreme shiat, although this might be the most dramatic to date.
 
2012-10-14 11:42:21 AM  
They talking about bagels and lox.
 
2012-10-14 11:42:30 AM  

SenorDan: Watching it on the Discovery channel...the announcer is really annoying.


they really gonna show it through the whole ascent? its about as exciting as watching paint dry
 
2012-10-14 11:42:39 AM  

hershy799: Why the fark is this sponsored by Red Bull?


Because NASA's budget is shiat for anything beyond baking-soda volcanoes these days.
 
2012-10-14 11:42:53 AM  

bobbette: Watching this live on Youtube.

I feel like I'm about to watch a man fall to his death. Jesus.


Twenty second time delay. If that happens, they'll cut to Wylie Coyote plunging off a cliff.

/best of luck to this dude, this is a huge deal for future space travelers if it works.
 
2012-10-14 11:43:37 AM  

OtherBrotherDarryl: Aren't these readings being automatically transmitted?!?


Probably, although he's giving different readings than on the screen. I suspect it is mostly for our benefit because otherwise there would be no drama.
 
2012-10-14 11:44:23 AM  

OtherBrotherDarryl: Aren't these readings being automatically transmitted?!?


I was wondering this too.
 
2012-10-14 11:44:38 AM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: bobbette: Watching this live on Youtube.

I feel like I'm about to watch a man fall to his death. Jesus.

Twenty second time delay. If that happens, they'll cut to Wylie Coyote plunging off a cliff.

/best of luck to this dude, this is a huge deal for future space travelers if it works.


FOX news should have a delay.
 
2012-10-14 11:44:52 AM  
He won't do it. He'll see a spider or something, freak out, and call it off. The guy already proved once this week that he doesn't have the cajones. Mark my words.
 
2012-10-14 11:44:53 AM  
Anyone else seeing white ufos flitting around the upper right corner of the view to the capsule?
 
2012-10-14 11:44:59 AM  

Gosling: hershy799: Why the fark is this sponsored by Red Bull?

Because NASA's budget is shiat for anything beyond baking-soda volcanoes these days.


That's what I figured. It's only a matter of time before we have "Pepsi Presents: Addition and Subtraction"
 
2012-10-14 11:45:04 AM  
He's going to fall so fassssst he'll ignite his penis.
 
2012-10-14 11:45:09 AM  

Gosling: hershy799: Why the fark is this sponsored by Red Bull?

Because NASA's budget is shiat for anything beyond baking-soda volcanoes these days.


For once, Americans, this is not about your federal budget. NASA wouldn't pay for a crazy Austrian guy to jump from the edge of space at Mach speed even if they were loaded.
 
2012-10-14 11:46:18 AM  

bobbette: Watching this live on Youtube.

I feel like I'm about to watch a man fall to his death. Jesus.


Yeah, I'm not real sure I want to spend my Sunday morning watching the last couple of hours of some dude's life.
 
2012-10-14 11:46:33 AM  
So this is going to start drifting into the football timeslots by the time he actually is ready to jump.

Whatever. Football's going on all day. Only get to see this once.
 
2012-10-14 11:46:48 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: He won't do it. He'll see a spider or something, freak out, and call it off. The guy already proved once this week that he doesn't have the cajones. Mark my words.


Um....he has already launched....he sort of doesn't have an option at this point.
 
2012-10-14 11:47:02 AM  

rocketpants: OtherBrotherDarryl: Aren't these readings being automatically transmitted?!?

I was wondering this too.


Reading them back is a safety measure to make sure Mister Jumper is conscious and functional and that nothing is going wrong with the systems.
Plus, it gives Joe some camera time. ;-)
 
2012-10-14 11:47:13 AM  
Balls so heavy, how does that balloon still climb?
 
2012-10-14 11:47:51 AM  

bobbette: OtherBrotherDarryl: Aren't these readings being automatically transmitted?!?

Probably, although he's giving different readings than on the screen. I suspect it is mostly for our benefit because otherwise there would be no drama.


I'm sure they want to double check and make sure the telemetry data is accurate.
 
2012-10-14 11:48:08 AM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Ahhh_Ennui: SenorDan: Watching it on the Discovery channel...the announcer is really annoying.

Agreed. Also commercials. Blech.

Live stream from YouTube via wired.


Same announcer is on Youtube. Oh well, no commercials at least so far.

goodole312: SenorDan: Watching it on the Discovery channel...the announcer is really annoying.

they really gonna show it through the whole ascent? its about as exciting as watching paint dry


I guess. I'm going to watch on youtube on my computer until they get to the jump.
 
2012-10-14 11:48:28 AM  
There's only one way down now.
The only question is altitude.

dl.dropbox.com
 
2012-10-14 11:48:49 AM  
aslancross.files.wordpress.com

sorry. That's all I can think of when I hear stratos now.
 
2012-10-14 11:48:53 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: He won't do it. He'll see a spider or something, freak out, and call it off. The guy already proved once this week that he doesn't have the cajones. Mark my words.


A troll for every thread, and a thread for every troll.
 
2012-10-14 11:49:04 AM  

hershy799: Why the fark is this sponsored by Red Bull?


Because Red Bull gives you wings. And heart palpitations.
 
2012-10-14 11:49:06 AM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Um....he has already launched....he sort of doesn't have an option at this point.


What happens if something goes awry?
Does he jump anyway or is the capsule equipped with recovery gear like chutes and etc. that can bring him down again?
 
2012-10-14 11:49:23 AM  
Two hours?

Fark this, I'm going to come back later, I don't need to watch the "old crazy guy talks to young crazy guy about altitude readings and temperatures" show for this long.
 
2012-10-14 11:49:32 AM  
www.examiner.com

/Unavailable for comment
//You don't think... no, it couldn't... FAAAALCON!!11!
 
2012-10-14 11:50:05 AM  
How long did they say it's gonna take to get up to jump altitude?
 
2012-10-14 11:50:08 AM  
Oooh the actual Redbull site is way cooler. Has all the telemetry stuff.
 
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