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Offline TXCraig1

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Are ya'll watching this?
« on: October 14, 2012, 01:25:16 PM »
Live right now:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrIxH6DToXQ" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrIxH6DToXQ</a>


Felix Baumgartner is going to skydive from 120,000 feet and attempt to exceed mach 1 in freefall.
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Offline petef

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Re: Are ya'll watching this?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 03:58:38 AM »
Here's another video...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19943132

 14 October 2012 Last updated at 14:50 ET Help   

Austrian Felix Baumgartner has become the first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound, reaching a top speed of 833.9mph (1,342km/h).

The 43-year-old jumped out of a balloon 128,100ft (24 miles; 39km) above New Mexico, breaking the record for the highest ever freefall.

It took just under 10 minutes for him to descend. Only the last few thousand feet were negotiated by parachute.


Offline TXCraig1

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Re: Are ya'll watching this?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 10:03:42 AM »
It only took 4 minutes to descend. Here is some video from on of the cameras on the jumper. It says it's from his headcam, but it looks like the chest cam to me.

http://gizmodo.com/5951725/first-head-cam-footage-from-daredevils-space-jump
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Offline Don K

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Re: Are ya'll watching this?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012, 04:50:17 PM »
It only took 4 minutes to descend. Here is some video from on of the cameras on the jumper. It says it's from his headcam, but it looks like the chest cam to me.

http://gizmodo.com/5951725/first-head-cam-footage-from-daredevils-space-jump


It looks like that video has been taken down. Here it is on YouTube:

<a href="http://youtu.be/yAP_Jgfjh88" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://youtu.be/yAP_Jgfjh88</a>


Pretty wild!
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Offline petef

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Re: Are ya'll watching this?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2012, 06:03:14 PM »
From that high up, I can't understand how the guy even knows where he will land. Seems like he could land in another state or country. Amazing. ---pete---

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Re: Are ya'll watching this?
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2012, 11:51:18 PM »
From that high up, I can't understand how the guy even knows where he will land. Seems like he could land in another state or country. Amazing. ---pete---

I am with you on that.  I have no idea how the human body can withstand 800 MPH, even if he is dressed in long Johns, or an
Astronaut (Sp) uniform.

 My 12 yo requested that I ride a terrific ride (to her), but a nightmare to me, this last summer.  I hate horrific rides, but she loved it, but we both survived...    Absolutely nothing like this nut did.

This guy must have a line of dates a mile long.  I wonder how mutch that flight/accent/ decent/camera time/  cost?

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Re: Are ya'll watching this?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012, 02:15:55 AM »
It was very cool watching that today. Got a little nervous when he went into that spin though. Just awesome!!!

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