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Old 10-08-12, 12:58 PM   #1
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anyone gonna watch?

http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/

Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space, will attempt to transcend human limits that have existed for 50 years. Supported by a team of experts Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground. His attempt to dare atmospheric limits holds the potential to provide valuable medical and scientific research data for future pioneers.

The Red Bull Stratos team brings together the world's leading minds in aerospace medicine, engineering, pressure suit development, capsule creation and balloon fabrication. It includes retired United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Kittinger, who holds three of the records Felix will strive to break.

Joe's record jump from 102,800 ft in 1960 was during a time when no one knew if a human could survive a jump from the edge of space. Joe was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and had already taken a balloon to 97,000 feet in Project ManHigh and survived a drogue mishap during a jump from 76,400 feet in Excelsior I. The Excelsior III mission was his 33rd parachute jump.

Although researching extremes was part of the program's goals, setting records wasn't the mission's purpose. Joe ascended in helium balloon launched from the back of a truck. He wore a pressurized suit on the way up in an open, unpressurized gondola. Scientific data captured from Joe's jump was shared with U.S. research personnel for development of the space program. Today Felix and his specialized team hope to take what was learned from Joe's jumps more than 50 years ago and press forward to test the edge of the human envelope.
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Old 10-08-12, 01:50 PM   #2
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If I am up tomorrow morning, sure why not. If not, I'll watch the recap on Youtube or something. Best of luck to this guy.

I remember watching something about Joe's jump, a few months back. If I remember correctly, at a certain height it does not feel like you are falling at all (that is if I remember correctly from what he said)
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man imma be driving to work at that time.

n yea when you hit terminal velocity you dont feel like youre going anywhere.
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since no one mentioned the time, looks like it will be at 8am ET
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if i can get up that early i will for sure watch it...
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I'll be stuck in traffic.
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12:33:41 and counting...
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I would be a guinea pig for this...if they ever needed one for a higher jump : )
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currently on wx hold....
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thanks for posting that, streaming live now!
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delayed for another 3 hours
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been watching the live feed since i got to work hopefully it will happen today.
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not much to see! and doesn't look like you could have better weather!
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they are getting ready for the launch now.
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