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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 1007
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2012-10-14 01:41:04 PM
What is the burst altitude of the balloon?
 
2012-10-14 01:41:36 PM
BBC News has a live feed of the balloon
 
2012-10-14 01:41:37 PM
Now he's going up faster, luls.
 
2012-10-14 01:41:37 PM
Egress checklist!
 
2012-10-14 01:41:55 PM
So... what if the balloon doesn't stop?
 
2012-10-14 01:41:57 PM

mr_larry: How does this guy fit his massive balls into his flight suit? Do they have special warmers for his balls?


No need. They're so massive they've achieved nuclear fusion on their own.
 
2012-10-14 01:42:03 PM

jayessell: What is the burst altitude of the balloon?


THey did state that they might go to 130,000
 
2012-10-14 01:42:15 PM
Faceplae looks good.
 
2012-10-14 01:42:25 PM
I guess I could post the link
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19887652
Link
 
2012-10-14 01:42:27 PM
note to self: put High Anxiety into netflix queue
 
2012-10-14 01:42:32 PM
We're at float altitude. The balloon has stopped rising.
 
2012-10-14 01:42:32 PM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: SenorDan: 120k!

Dude, spoiler alert!


Whoops. I won't say anything about what just attacked the capsule. :)
 
2012-10-14 01:42:40 PM
Your faceplate will be cold, Felix.
So Man the FARK up!
 
2012-10-14 01:43:27 PM

way south: Your faceplate will be cold, Felix.
So Man the FARK up!


I think he's passed all manliness tests possible...
 
2012-10-14 01:43:30 PM
Alright chumps, let's do this!

FEEEELIIIIIIX BAUGNARTNERRRRRRR!
 
2012-10-14 01:43:32 PM
I have a boner.
 
2012-10-14 01:43:35 PM

way south: Your faceplate will be cold, Felix.
So Man the FARK up!


Vision is overrated, eh?
 
2012-10-14 01:43:35 PM
Okay, I guess it's found an extra few feet.
 
2012-10-14 01:43:37 PM
 
2012-10-14 01:43:46 PM
*drum roll*
 
2012-10-14 01:43:49 PM
Jump! Jump! Jump!
 
2012-10-14 01:43:53 PM
Browner lederhosen time for Felix.
 
2012-10-14 01:43:56 PM
Egress checklist:

1. open door
2. climb onto skateboard
3. jump
4. fall
5. land
 
2012-10-14 01:43:57 PM
37 meters high!
 
2012-10-14 01:44:16 PM
So the only way he could get higher would be to use Hydrogen in the balloon instead of helium?
 
2012-10-14 01:44:36 PM
Top floor.
The brass balls can't be hauled any higher.
 
2012-10-14 01:44:50 PM
It appears that the Discovery Channel is showing this on a three-hour delay on the West Coast rather than live. Weak.

Good thing there's the internet.
 
2012-10-14 01:45:03 PM
fark, I think all of Roswell is holding it's breath...

///Fingers crossed!
 
2012-10-14 01:45:07 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: 37 meters high!


Or, you know, 37,341 meters.
 
2012-10-14 01:45:07 PM
Jesus, the balloon's going faster than ever.
 
2012-10-14 01:45:20 PM

Swoop1809: So the only way he could get higher would be to use Hydrogen in the balloon instead of helium?


Or a bigger balloon.
 
2012-10-14 01:45:23 PM
I'm waiting for the space dragon from Masters of Orion 2 to show up and eat the balloon.
 
2012-10-14 01:45:24 PM
definitely fog on the facemask.

what a view.

watching on discovery. HD.
 
2012-10-14 01:45:26 PM

not2bright: Egress checklist:

1. open door
2. climb onto skateboard
3. jump
3a Kickflip to Boneless 360
3b import antigravity Tony Hawk cheat
3c score a 1,000,406x combo

4. fall
5. land

 
2012-10-14 01:45:30 PM
Seems to be going faster now?
 
2012-10-14 01:45:35 PM
OH FARK
 
2012-10-14 01:45:35 PM
Holy shiat is this announcer bad. Couldn't they have just hired Fred Willard instead of a bad impersonator?
 
2012-10-14 01:45:40 PM

Forty-Two: It appears that the Discovery Channel is showing this on a three-hour delay on the West Coast rather than live. Weak.

Good thing there's the internet.


That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
 
2012-10-14 01:45:49 PM
I should say, I spend a lot of time working on small platforms at heights (I think I have a photo in my profile).

I would by no means have the testicular fortitude to undertake anything a quarter as ballsy as this.
 
2012-10-14 01:46:01 PM

Swoop1809: So the only way he could get higher would be to use Hydrogen in the balloon instead of helium?


They have ballast on the bottom of the capsule they could drop if they wanted to. But they are venting so they figure they are high enough.
 
2012-10-14 01:46:04 PM

Need Help Soonish: fark, I think all of Roswell is holding it's breath...

///Fingers crossed!


Why? Aren't they used to big shiny balloons crashing in the desert out there?
 
2012-10-14 01:46:06 PM
Ascent speed down to 65 ft/min. Now back up to 1000+ft/min
 
2012-10-14 01:46:10 PM
This guy is gonna DIE
/Yeah I went there
 
2012-10-14 01:46:13 PM
Climbing VERY rapidly now. Like 20 mph.
 
2012-10-14 01:46:13 PM
almost 20,000 feet higher than where Kittenger jumped from, or put another way, closing in on 4 miles higher...
 
2012-10-14 01:46:15 PM
C'mon Felix I want you to break the Sound Barrier!
 
2012-10-14 01:46:16 PM

SenorDan: Are all those people in "Mission Control" really necessary or is it just for looks? I'm sure a few of them are actually doing something but in one of the shots it looked like a lady was just watching the broadcast on her monitors.


webpages.charter.net
 
2012-10-14 01:46:34 PM
They're venting helium.
 
2012-10-14 01:46:38 PM
"Fark physics!" - the balloon
 
2012-10-14 01:46:47 PM

not2bright: Egress checklist:

1. open door
2. climb into a kayak
3. jump
4. fall
5. splash down


FTFY
 
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