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      10-14-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
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Red Bull - Stratos (39km Skydive)

The Jump happened earlier today with a unofficial total freefall time of 4:22, and a max velocity of 729 mph. (From what I remember.)

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      10-14-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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He ended up hitting 834 mph or Mach 1.24.
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Amazing. I like how the first guy to meet him on the ground was a photographer.
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      10-14-2012, 05:41 PM   #4
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I watched the full 2.5 hour live feed of his ascent, fall, and landing. Truly an amazing feat.
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That view straight down when he stepped to the edge was insane.

I gotta admit I was kind of scared for him when 1. I saw him somersaulting like a MOFO at 700mph, 2. When he was complaining that his visor was fogging... and 3. When that fat dude in at mission control kept giving the poor guy the wrong wind direction after his chute deployed.
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That view straight down when he stepped to the edge was insane.

I gotta admit I was kind of scared for him when 1. I saw him somersaulting like a MOFO at 700mph, 2. When he was complaining that his visor was fogging... and 3. When that fat dude in at mission control kept giving the poor guy the wrong wind direction after his chute deployed.
I believe that fat dude was the previous record holder.
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God it was sooooo duuuuullllll!!!!
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I watched pretty much the whole mission. I missed the balloon/Pod lift off. The older guy the camera cut to was Kittinger. I wonder how it felt to go Mach 1.2!!!?
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He was falling faster than sound...did he create a sonic boom? I wish there were clearer pics of him falling, i'm looking at a white dot...i saw a vid from his chest cam and it made me dizzy
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That fat dude? Are you serious? Google Joe Kittinger before you sound more uneducated.
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2 hour flight for a 5 min fall?
WTF! I made 5 min of free fall last Saturday across 5 jumps!
And I only had to spend 40 min in the can
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      10-15-2012, 05:20 PM   #12
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It's sad that Red Bull has a better space program than our government.
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who in orange county wants to go skydiving when I get back to cali?

it was amazing watching this video, and makes me sad I havent jumped in 2 months.
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just imagine how much faster he would have been if he did the human missle straight down.

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It's sad that Red Bull has a better space program than our government.
Until Red Bull lands an SUV sized rover on another planet, they still can not compare to NASA. The comment can still hold true to many other countries around the world though.
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I like how joe, while going through the checklist, kept saying things like "may god be with you" and "your guardian angel will guide you" right before he is about to jump. Wtf man, might as well said "RIP felix" lol
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It's sad that Red Bull has a better space program than our government.
Until Red Bull lands an SUV sized rover on another planet, they still can not compare to NASA. The comment can still hold true to many other countries around the world though.
I'm sure red bull has that in the works as we speak
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I bet they wish they had this zoom lens:

Click here: http://www.petapixel.com/2011/09/20/...ens-on-amazon/


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My gods newsies don't bother sweating technical facts...

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