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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 01:57:50 PM  
I don't think it's inflating. Oopsies.
 
2012-10-14 01:57:53 PM  
Suit is pressurized. So that's good.
 
2012-10-14 01:57:56 PM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: AC/DC Tom Petty



FREEEE FALLIINN
 
2012-10-14 01:58:09 PM  

Silly Jesus: So why are we doing this? Just because it's neat or does it somehow cure cancer?


Because it encourages people to drink Red Bull?
 
2012-10-14 01:58:15 PM  
Snakes on the capsule?
 
2012-10-14 01:58:15 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: It's up to 14 degrees F outside the capsule?


Yep, once you get past a certain altitude the temperature starts to rise
 
2012-10-14 01:58:24 PM  

bigpeeler: Something bad is going to happen when they open that hatch.


media.egotvonline.com
 
2012-10-14 01:58:39 PM  
That's a lot of gas.

/I told Him to skip the beans.
 
2012-10-14 01:58:40 PM  
Godspeed young man.

Try not to pee your pants as you break the sound barrier.
 
2012-10-14 01:58:49 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Silly Jesus: So why are we doing this? Just because it's neat or does it somehow cure cancer?

High altitude bailout option for future astronauts.


They developed most of this tech after the Challenger explosion. The Air Force already had it for Blackbird drivers.
 
2012-10-14 01:59:06 PM  

Keigh: Mawson of the Antarctic: AC/DC Tom Petty Carl Orff


FREEEE FALLIINN

O Fortuna
 
2012-10-14 01:59:12 PM  
Wonder what the life insurance is on this guy??
 
2012-10-14 01:59:13 PM  
Im not a fan of Redbull unless it's mixed with vodak, but gods bless them for funding crazy shiat like this
 
2012-10-14 01:59:13 PM  

Silly Jesus: So why are we doing this? Just because it's neat or does it somehow cure cancer?


Want to be a space tourist and be safe if something goes wrong and your body is flung at over the speed of sound?
 
2012-10-14 01:59:34 PM  

Silly Jesus: So why are we doing this? Just because it's neat or does it somehow cure cancer?


Because it is a badass way to advertise energy drinks.
 
2012-10-14 01:59:35 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Silly Jesus: So why are we doing this? Just because it's neat or does it somehow cure cancer?

High altitude bailout option for future astronauts.


Oh. That makes more sense.

Isn't there usually an explosion involved with their "bailing" out of space ships though? I doubt they would have time for the "stow your tray table" checklist if they were even still in one piece.

Yay science!
 
2012-10-14 01:59:36 PM  
Got a stick of Beemans?
 
2012-10-14 01:59:52 PM  

WhyteRaven74: HotIgneous Intruder: It's up to 14 degrees F outside the capsule?

Yep, once you get past a certain altitude the temperature starts to rise


That's pretty funky.
 
2012-10-14 02:00:01 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: If he doesn't yell "Leroy Jenkins" when he jumps, I'm going to be really disappointed.


Wilhelm Scream
 
2012-10-14 02:00:41 PM  

Swoop1809: Im not a fan of Redbull unless it's mixed with vodak, but gods bless them for funding crazy shiat like this


Seriously. I don't drink Red Bull, but I love that they're willing to bankroll some awesome science like this.
 
2012-10-14 02:00:48 PM  

geom_00: Wonder what the life insurance is on this guy??


No insurance company in their right mind would insure him, would they?

I wonder if Evel Knievel had life insurance? I've never thought about it.
 
2012-10-14 02:01:08 PM  
Venting to ambient pressure now.
 
2012-10-14 02:01:26 PM  

Homer Elmer: Popcorn Johnny: If he doesn't yell "Leroy Jenkins" when he jumps, I'm going to be really disappointed.

Wilhelm Scream


Goofy scream. WA-HOO-HOO-HOO-hoo-hooo!
 
2012-10-14 02:01:29 PM  
I'm just blown away by the fact we get to watch this as it happens, as Felix falls I'm hoping we can watch the whole way down.

Amazing.

/wish the movie Strange Days was true, would love to experience this
 
2012-10-14 02:01:33 PM  
Dude, I'm sooo high right now!
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-14 02:01:35 PM  
WHAT?!!?

Only at 100K?!
 
2012-10-14 02:02:04 PM  
who let grampa be in charge? 100K?
 
2012-10-14 02:02:08 PM  
So where's the dude with the chase cam that's going to follow him down?
 
2012-10-14 02:02:09 PM  

geom_00: WHAT?!!?

Only at 100K?!


He's talking about the pressure.
 
2012-10-14 02:02:19 PM  
How much longer? I need to go to Wendy's.
 
2012-10-14 02:02:23 PM  

vegaswench: geom_00: Wonder what the life insurance is on this guy??

No insurance company in their right mind would insure him, would they?

I wonder if Evel Knievel had life insurance? I've never thought about it.


I'm sure there is probably something written into his contract where Red Bull takes care of his family if he dies horribly during the jump.
 
2012-10-14 02:02:27 PM  
This doesn't seem very well rehearsed...

"Hey Bob, door won't open."

"Yer not at the right height yet, dummy."

"Oh. Thanks Bob."
 
2012-10-14 02:02:28 PM  
suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com

.
 
2012-10-14 02:02:35 PM  
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-14 02:02:44 PM  
Oh it's the internal pressure equivlent
 
2012-10-14 02:02:56 PM  
www.csmonitor.com
 
2012-10-14 02:03:04 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: That's pretty funky.


High atmospheric stuff usually is.
 
2012-10-14 02:03:18 PM  
I can see Russia from here!
 
2012-10-14 02:03:23 PM  
Oh jesus that was nuts
 
2012-10-14 02:03:25 PM  

whither_apophis: who let grampa be in charge? 100K?


He was talking about cabin altitude. Needs to keep depressurizing until it's equal to outside.d
 
2012-10-14 02:03:32 PM  
the door just opened and that is super freaky
 
2012-10-14 02:03:38 PM  
Why is this so fascinating and stressful? I need a drink.......
 
2012-10-14 02:03:40 PM  
Door's open.
 
2012-10-14 02:03:47 PM  
Holy. shiat.
 
2012-10-14 02:03:52 PM  
Yep. No way I could make myself jump out of that.
 
2012-10-14 02:03:54 PM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: I'm just blown away by the fact we get to watch this as it happens, as Felix falls I'm hoping we can watch the whole way down.

Amazing.

/wish the movie Strange Days was true, would love to experience this


Yep!
I'm watching the youtube feed.... over 7 million people watching!
 
2012-10-14 02:04:02 PM  
Legs in door!

Holy cow.
 
2012-10-14 02:04:04 PM  
"fark this shiat, I ain't jumping"
 
2012-10-14 02:04:04 PM  
He will have to decelerate awfully fast from the speed of sound.
 
2012-10-14 02:04:04 PM  
Door is open 

Look at that view!
 
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