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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 02:12:02 PM  
whew, glad that spin stabled out. Can't understand a word he's saying but,

OH DAMN the chute deployed before he beat the record freefall
 
2012-10-14 02:12:05 PM  

Stoj: I thought they expected him to tumble for a bit before stabilizing? That was the plan, no?


Yep, at the altitude he was at, with almost no air really no way to not tumble a bit and basically have to be like a gymnast to stop.
 
2012-10-14 02:12:05 PM  
Visor fogging up.
 
2012-10-14 02:12:07 PM  
"Yes, Felix, go ahead."

"Uhhh, I think I left my chute back on the capsule..".
 
2012-10-14 02:12:08 PM  
Uh oh
 
2012-10-14 02:12:08 PM  
He picked a hell of a time to come out of the closet.
/jk
 
2012-10-14 02:12:09 PM  
And then he lands in a swamp full of gators.
 
2012-10-14 02:12:54 PM  
"Keep talking Felix." "I'M F*CKING BUSY HERE MATE."
 
2012-10-14 02:13:02 PM  
Did he break the sound barrier?
 
2012-10-14 02:13:07 PM  
Yeah that tumble didn't look too bad. What they're concerned with is tumbling so violently he loses consciousness or gets injured. Didn't look anywhere near that to me, but they'll release the data I'm sure.
 
2012-10-14 02:13:15 PM  

Silly Jesus: This doesn't seem very well rehearsed...

"Hey Bob, door won't open."

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

"Oh. Thanks Bob."


Nerves do funny things to your brain...
 
2012-10-14 02:13:18 PM  
Probably couldn't see his altimeter with a fogged face mask. He did the safe thing.
 
2012-10-14 02:13:20 PM  
This is just too cool...
 
2012-10-14 02:13:22 PM  
Why did he pull the chute so early?
 
2012-10-14 02:13:24 PM  
At 6,000 ft.
 
2012-10-14 02:13:33 PM  
Make a left turn at Albuquerque!
 
kth
2012-10-14 02:14:02 PM  
Did he get supersonic? Hubby thinks that's what might have set hip a'tumbling.
 
2012-10-14 02:14:03 PM  
I thought he did beat the record by 19 seconds?
 
2012-10-14 02:14:05 PM  
So did he break the sound barrier?
 
2012-10-14 02:14:05 PM  
So....when are we going to be allowed to see the actual jump?!

/seriously---does anyone know?
 
2012-10-14 02:14:11 PM  
Oh no! He's headed right for Area 51!
 
2012-10-14 02:14:22 PM  
Lands on highway...Hit by truck!
 
2012-10-14 02:14:34 PM  

joness0154: Probably couldn't see his altimeter with a fogged face mask. He did the safe thing.


Yeah. Between the fogged visor and the communications difficulties they've been having, better to pull early than risk disaster.
 
2012-10-14 02:15:09 PM  
North, east...ALMOST the same thing, right?
 
2012-10-14 02:15:13 PM  
I heard he's going to land in a moving stretch limo that has had the top ripped off.
 
2012-10-14 02:15:55 PM  

Stoj: I heard he's going to land in a moving stretch limo that has had the top ripped off.


Driven by Richard Hammond?
 
2012-10-14 02:15:57 PM  
Killed on landing?
 
2012-10-14 02:16:02 PM  
aaaand chopped up in the helicopter blades
 
2012-10-14 02:16:05 PM  
Touchdown, YES!
 
2012-10-14 02:16:08 PM  
Touchdown!
 
2012-10-14 02:16:15 PM  
He did it! Holy balls!
 
2012-10-14 02:16:18 PM  
Perfect dismount.
 
2012-10-14 02:16:22 PM  
Perfect landing. Yay!
 
2012-10-14 02:16:31 PM  
That was amazing.
 
2012-10-14 02:16:33 PM  
Nice soft landing. Good jorb!
 
2012-10-14 02:16:35 PM  
Bravo good sir!
 
2012-10-14 02:16:37 PM  
He didn't even parachute into the helicopter, pussy.
 
2012-10-14 02:16:39 PM  
I think we need to wait on the math wizards for the speed of sound question.
 
2012-10-14 02:16:43 PM  
He's down!
 
2012-10-14 02:16:43 PM  
He went to his knees. Unsportsmanlike conduct, 15 yard penalty to be charged on the ensuing kickoff.
 
2012-10-14 02:16:46 PM  
The wind is coming towards the ridge. Correction, FROM the ridge. I repeat, towards the ridge!
 
2012-10-14 02:16:59 PM  

Mi-5: WHY THE fark DID CNN CUT AWAY FROM HIS JUMP TO LOOK AT 2 DUMBASSES IN THE DAMN STUDIO!??!?!?!?! WTF?!?!?!

WORST. farkING. NETWORK. EVER.

And that woman will not shut her goddamn mouth!! Please shut up!


Came here to say this. WHAT THE F*CK CNN

Luckily was able to run upstairs and catch the actual jump on the YouTube feed.
 
2012-10-14 02:17:05 PM  
Then they come out and hose him down with fire extinguishers filled with Red Bull for no reason.
 
2012-10-14 02:17:14 PM  
Double Damned!
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-14 02:17:26 PM  
TA DA!
 
2012-10-14 02:17:42 PM  
The the capsule comes screaming out of the sky and squishes him.
 
2012-10-14 02:17:45 PM  
Squished by the capsule?
 
2012-10-14 02:17:58 PM  

Stoj: So did he break the sound barrier?


was wondering about that, I thought it was over 770 to break it?
 
2012-10-14 02:18:01 PM  
Red Bull gives you wings.
 
2012-10-14 02:18:02 PM  
Capsule coming down. Watch your heads.
 
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