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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 02:19:57 PM  
that was pretty cool...and I'm glad that he got a few records but that kittinger still has a couple of his still.
 
2012-10-14 02:20:01 PM  

trekkiecougar: goodole312: trekkiecougar: Dallymo: goodole312: trekkiecougar: Yep, the Warrior and I have been watching this online and on tv (Discovery and Velocity channels are showing it) since one hour until launch.

No one believes that I read about this in a Star Trek novel! Now I'm going to have to go to my local branch of the library and find the Star Trek novel that I read years ago that had Kirk and some other character doing skydiving that originated from a platform up in space.

that was the cut opening from one of the movies wasn't it? i wana say generations

Star Trek (2009) had them diving to the drilling platform on Vulcan. 


I totally forgot about it being in (or being sliced from) one of the movies, thanks for reminding me. I'm still going to hit the library, I believe the space diving incident was in a novel involving some of the OS crew.

some trekkie you are lol

Damn that oldsheimer and vodak!!!


that could do it
 
2012-10-14 02:20:09 PM  

BeerBear: Stoj: So did he break the sound barrier?

was wondering about that, I thought it was over 770 to break it?


At 120,000 feet it's about 710 mph, if you believe some online calculator I found. 761 at sea level, I think.
 
2012-10-14 02:20:14 PM  
suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com

,
 
2012-10-14 02:20:23 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Is he the fastest human ever?


Fastest free fall ever, so yes in that category.
 
2012-10-14 02:20:29 PM  
WOW....just WOW
 
2012-10-14 02:20:50 PM  
Holy shiat a sheep in a parachute just landed behind them.
 
2012-10-14 02:20:59 PM  
I think it safe to say that Felix has...The Right Stuff
 
2012-10-14 02:21:06 PM  

SenorDan: Landed right next to a road. What are the chances.


Pretty high, actually.
Lots of roads.
 
2012-10-14 02:21:23 PM  
That was scary to watch... Awesome, but scary.
 
2012-10-14 02:21:25 PM  
Absolutely amazing!
 
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2012-10-14 02:21:36 PM  
Today was a big win for science.
 
2012-10-14 02:21:38 PM  
Damn, I can't wait till his helmet cam footage becomes available!
 
2012-10-14 02:22:17 PM  
Eh...now what?
 
2012-10-14 02:22:21 PM  
4:20 freefall time. Toke!
 
2012-10-14 02:22:23 PM  

WhyteRaven74: So he got down to the ground faster than Kittinger even though he just from higher up....


not necessarily, the freefall was only measured until the chute deployed.
 
2012-10-14 02:22:38 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Is he the fastest human ever?


No... Those would be the real astronauts. Apollo 11 went about 24,000 mph.
 
2012-10-14 02:22:53 PM  

Tellingthem: that was pretty cool...and I'm glad that he got a few records but that kittinger still has a couple of his still.


Gentleman's agreement?
 
2012-10-14 02:23:18 PM  
I made pancakes this morning in honor of the jump.

But am glad he made made it.
 
2012-10-14 02:23:26 PM  
Gotta love how they already have a highlights reel put together.
 
2012-10-14 02:23:30 PM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: Damn, I can't wait till his helmet cam footage becomes available!


so much this.
 
2012-10-14 02:23:57 PM  

MrBeetle: HotIgneous Intruder: Is he the fastest human ever?

No... Those would be the real astronauts. Apollo 11 went about 24,000 mph.


No, I don't mean astronauts under power.

Fastest unpowered human, maybe?
Gravity, she's a monster.
 
2012-10-14 02:24:04 PM  
Holy. farking. shiat.

That was awesome.
 
2012-10-14 02:24:10 PM  
Farking intense watching the whole thing.
 
2012-10-14 02:24:25 PM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: Damn, I can't wait till his helmet cam footage becomes available!


I bet he gives great helmet.... cam footage.. to those guys in charge.
 
2012-10-14 02:24:44 PM  
"We're all going to Vegas and getting laid tonight!"
 
2012-10-14 02:25:00 PM  

Keigh: Mawson of the Antarctic: Damn, I can't wait till his helmet cam footage becomes available!

so much this.


The tumbling footage might inspire some yarking of lunches.
 
2012-10-14 02:25:06 PM  
Flies to mission control, helicopter crashes.
 
2012-10-14 02:25:10 PM  
For those watching the stream, press conference coming up in a while
 
2012-10-14 02:25:13 PM  
Tomorrow's headline: UNMANNED CAPSULE CRASHES INTO 1 WORLD TRADE CENTER
 
2012-10-14 02:25:31 PM  
wow.....just..wow...
 
2012-10-14 02:25:41 PM  

Wanebo: Tellingthem: that was pretty cool...and I'm glad that he got a few records but that kittinger still has a couple of his still.

Gentleman's agreement?


Possible but I would doubt it. I think it just worked out that way.
 
2012-10-14 02:26:40 PM  
Did anyone get a GPS location on where he landed?
 
2012-10-14 02:27:27 PM  
Thanks, Cap'n Joe.

Thanks, Felix.

So glad you returned safely home to the good earth.

[sheds tears fit for heroes]
 
2012-10-14 02:27:44 PM  

ABQGOD: Gotta love how they already have a highlights reel put together.


And the new single from Red Bull Records.
 
2012-10-14 02:28:22 PM  
It was a lot of fun getting to see this with all of you.
/Feeling a bit truthsome.
 
2012-10-14 02:28:23 PM  

Tellingthem: Possible but I would doubt it. I think it just worked out that way.


Personally, I like that way better. I'm glad they both hold records. It just shows how daring we used to be. Too bad we dont have that kind of cajones anymore.. we'd be closer to sending someone to mars.
 
2012-10-14 02:28:48 PM  
Freaking Awesome stuff.
 
2012-10-14 02:29:31 PM  
THAT WAS INCREDIBLE!
 
2012-10-14 02:29:50 PM  
 
2012-10-14 02:30:56 PM  

me texan: Did anyone get a GPS location on where he landed?


Bumfark, New Mexico. In a sheep pasture.
 
2012-10-14 02:31:14 PM  
Did anyone else notice the fireball around Felix on the IR camera shots? That's what I want to see from his onboard cameras.
 
2012-10-14 02:31:30 PM  
That was intense and insane. I can't believe I watched every minute of a balloon, and was so entranced. Hell yeah, Felix.

(This was the best first greenlight ever.)
 
2012-10-14 02:31:50 PM  

hershy799: Why the fark is this sponsored by Red Bull?
/Guy is crazy
//Good luck, we're all counting on you


Red Bull sponsors a bunch of things that push the boundaries. They also sponsor even more things that don't push the boundaries, but Red Bull does everything they can to make it seem EXTREEEMEEEE!!!!
 
2012-10-14 02:32:39 PM  

me texan: Tellingthem: Possible but I would doubt it. I think it just worked out that way.

Personally, I like that way better. I'm glad they both hold records. It just shows how daring we used to be. Too bad we dont have that kind of cajones anymore.. we'd be closer to sending someone to mars.


We do have the balls but not the will to spend the money needed to do it.
 
2012-10-14 02:32:41 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Link


Aaaaaaaaah!
 
2012-10-14 02:33:43 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Link


"Fark this. I'm going for a walk."
 
2012-10-14 02:34:49 PM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: Damn, I can't wait till his helmet cam footage becomes available!


We'll have to wait until the government edits out all the UFO's that flew by him.
 
2012-10-14 02:34:49 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Red Bull sponsors a bunch of things that push the boundaries.


Red Bull's thing is to sponsor the usual stuff, but also sponsor a lot of unusual stuff just because, hey dude or dudette doing something cool.
 
2012-10-14 02:35:26 PM  

me texan: Did anyone get a GPS location on where he landed?


Out near Bottomless lakes from the looks of it.
 
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