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Red Bull Stratos: Free Fall from the Edge of Space
« on: October 14, 2012, 02:24:14 PM »
http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/




This just happened recently. O_O He did it safely, but the whole jump was incredibly intense!

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Re: Red Bull Stratos: Free Fall from the Edge of Space
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2012, 02:25:51 PM »
Really? I thought it was kind of underwhelming, the other stuff was better.
Old River was as dead as a doornail, this must be distinctly understood or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am about to relate.

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Re: Red Bull Stratos: Free Fall from the Edge of Space
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2012, 02:27:58 PM »
It's actually my first to see someone fall from such altitude. I mean, I've already experienced bungee jumping and rappelling from a high building. This is different. o_o

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Re: Red Bull Stratos: Free Fall from the Edge of Space
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2012, 02:29:25 PM »
Yeah, I guess. I guess I just found the science more interesting.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos: Free Fall from the Edge of Space
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2012, 02:30:56 PM »
I wanted to kill myself when they showed him standing outside the capsule. You know, acrophobia and all of that. It was pretty cool though
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Re: Red Bull Stratos: Free Fall from the Edge of Space
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2012, 07:10:04 PM »
Damn, I wanted to watch it live. :reivsweat: Hmm, they don't seem to have the footage up. :platquack:

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Re: Red Bull Stratos: Free Fall from the Edge of Space
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2012, 08:01:46 PM »
Double post! As Merlan would say, it's ok as long as you announce it.

Here's the footage for anyone who's interested.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos: Free Fall from the Edge of Space
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2012, 12:15:57 PM »
So, Red Bull doesn't give you wings then??

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Re: Red Bull Stratos: Free Fall from the Edge of Space
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2012, 06:11:09 PM »
So, Red Bull doesn't give you wings then??

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Re: Red Bull Stratos: Free Fall from the Edge of Space
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2012, 11:45:44 AM »
Could you imagine doing this and combine it with HALO? O.O
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Re: Red Bull Stratos: Free Fall from the Edge of Space
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2012, 06:32:49 PM »
Could you imagine doing this and combine it with HALO? O.O

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Re: Red Bull Stratos: Free Fall from the Edge of Space
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2012, 08:20:34 PM »
a navy guy already did this in the 80s or something, just so ya guys know

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Re: Red Bull Stratos: Free Fall from the Edge of Space
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2012, 09:53:47 PM »
a navy guy already did this in the 80s or something, just so ya guys know

Yup, but not to this extent. This is the highest free fall ever done.

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Re: Red Bull Stratos: Free Fall from the Edge of Space
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2012, 10:41:55 PM »
a navy guy already did this in the 80s or something, just so ya guys know

Yup, but not to this extent. This is the highest free fall ever done.

ya but he already broke the sound barrier when he did, first guy every to do it without machine assistance

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Re: Red Bull Stratos: Free Fall from the Edge of Space
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2012, 02:54:16 AM »
^That guy was preparing Felix. Just for you to know.
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