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Red Bull Stratos today!

October 9, 2012

Today, right now, Felix Baumgartner will jump from the highest heights.

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

http://www.space.com/17752-extreme-skydive-from-120-000-feet-animated.html

 

Edit:

The jump is a nogo today, too much wind. So sad.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. derek permalink*
    October 9, 2012 9:42 am

    way kewl

  2. October 9, 2012 1:17 pm

    Ok this is a little nuts! I cannot believe there are people out there who say, “hmm, I’m bored I think I will jump out of a plain and see if I can break the sound barrier.” Gotta love it!

    • derek permalink*
      October 9, 2012 2:10 pm

      bummer it got aborted

  3. October 10, 2012 9:03 am

    Well I guess some people just like sky sports. Felix started off by base jumping then moved to skyscrapers and bridges, he has over 2500 jumps! He is now trying to do something that has never been done. It is dangerous at that height 120-30,000 feet up, well any height is dangerous, but if you know what you are doing than your chance of being ok at the ground is greatly improved. That is why the mission has not happened yet, the folks in charge know what they are doing, or at least they have a well thought out plan. Knowing what you are doing is important for safety, the same with flying an airplane, the most common cause of failure is human error not mechanical.

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