Man attempts to break the sound barrier by jumping from 120,000ft Page 3

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  • Kostabi 9 Oct 2012 18:46:35 5,514 posts
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    Boo. :(
  • Immaterial 9 Oct 2012 19:21:43 1,797 posts
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    I have to admit that my interest in this has died off when I heard that the live feed was on a 20 second delay in case anything goes wrong.

    And I only watch formula 1 for the crashes, too.
  • jonsaan 9 Oct 2012 19:41:53 25,910 posts
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    I would have thought wind was the least of his worries to be honest. Maybe he's just decided he doesn't want to die?
  • CosmicFuzz 9 Oct 2012 20:18:12 28,847 posts
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    Immaterial wrote:
    I have to admit that my interest in this has died off when I heard that the live feed was on a 20 second delay in case anything goes wrong.

    And I only watch formula 1 for the crashes, too.
    That's rather disturbing.
  • ecu 9 Oct 2012 20:19:53 77,857 posts
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    Might not take place until next year now. They did say they'd have another go tomorrow though.
  • DaM 9 Oct 2012 20:26:50 14,168 posts
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    I hope they haven't etched his name into the Darwin Award, if he does chicken out now.

    If it was me, I'd struggle to jump off. I'd hide in the corner and just sneak off after it crashed.
  • teamHAM 9 Oct 2012 20:45:04 3,318 posts
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    They are going to try Thursday apparently but yeah, only a few weeks of weather left this year for this to be viable.
  • the_dudefather 14 Oct 2012 16:29:32 9,643 posts
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    Looks like it's happening soon

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

    edit:

    happening NOW

    Edited by the_dudefather at 16:30:53 14-10-2012
  • oceanmotion 14 Oct 2012 16:33:18 16,403 posts
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    Cool launch. Really fast when the balloon was reaching it's peak.
  • Kostabi 14 Oct 2012 16:33:51 5,514 posts
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    Total badassery.
  • oceanmotion 14 Oct 2012 16:35:51 16,403 posts
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    110 thousand feet to go...
  • Slint1000 14 Oct 2012 17:20:41 3,091 posts
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    This is pretty interesting so far but all I keep thinking is just "JUMP JUMP JUMP JUMP DAMNIT!"

    Although I am quite impatient.
  • Deleted user 14 October 2012 17:27:54
    Aye, I'm in the same boat Slint. The ascent is slowing down now, think I'll keep it on in the background and check back for jump time. Looks a tad chilly that high up :)

    Edited by Ironlungs76 at 17:28:08 14-10-2012
  • MrDigital 14 Oct 2012 17:38:24 1,882 posts
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    So when will he actually jump? If all goes to plan of course.
  • Salaman 14 Oct 2012 17:38:44 20,545 posts
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    Those checklists don't really make for the most interesting or most riviting watching.

    The commentator is godawfully bad though.
  • MrDigital 14 Oct 2012 17:40:38 1,882 posts
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    @Salaman Not really much to say though, is there?
  • elstoof 14 Oct 2012 17:42:22 9,752 posts
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    I think I read somewhere it's a two and half float to your doom, like the end of Angelheart in reverse basically.
  • Salaman 14 Oct 2012 17:48:34 20,545 posts
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    Exactly, so get someone who can fill one or two hours with some pseudo interesting waffle, can string sentences together smoothly and doesn't have a really annoying voice.

    Any estimate on when the jump will be so I can ignore it until he actually does.
  • elstoof 14 Oct 2012 17:52:24 9,752 posts
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    Get some test cricket commentators on there, they can waffle on about what they had for breakfast all the way until afternoon tea without even a whiff of action.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 14 Oct 2012 17:58:45 42,401 posts
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    83,000 feet. Getting closer now!
  • Kostabi 14 Oct 2012 18:21:57 5,514 posts
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    Not far now - 104,000 feet.

    I don't care how much of a daredevil he is, I bet he wants to shit his pants when he opens that door.
  • MrDigital 14 Oct 2012 18:23:20 1,882 posts
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    He's now past the record height, right?

    So unless he gets trapped in the capsule... he will still break the record for highest jump ever, even if he dies.
  • Kostabi 14 Oct 2012 18:25:57 5,514 posts
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    Yup, he passed it a minute or so a go.

    Does it actually count if he dies?
  • elstoof 14 Oct 2012 18:26:16 9,752 posts
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    I think he can float back down if need be.
  • elstoof 14 Oct 2012 18:28:17 9,752 posts
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    Also, according to the BBC article the other day, people have jumped from higher than kittinger but all died.
  • sport 14 Oct 2012 18:31:42 13,066 posts
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    Take the helmet off you poof!!!
  • MrDigital 14 Oct 2012 18:33:15 1,882 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Also, according to the BBC article the other day, people have jumped from higher than kittinger but all died.
    He's broken it now.
  • Kostabi 14 Oct 2012 18:33:39 5,514 posts
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    Highest man tied to balloon ever!
  • MrDigital 14 Oct 2012 18:36:07 1,882 posts
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    Won't he be jumping around now if there is a 20 minute time delay on the video? In fact, won't he right at this moment be falling?
  • ecu 14 Oct 2012 18:37:24 77,857 posts
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    I thought it was a 20 second delay?
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