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Baumgartner is planning on breaking several records today when he attempts to parachute from a balloon.

He is trying to make history with highest parachute jump and fastest person in free fall.

Hoping he succeeds!



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Weather isn't cooperating.

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I've been watching preparations for this and hoping the guy succeeds safely. It's extreme, but it has implications for the space program if he can pull it off. NASA is watching. Best of luck.

Weather hold right now.


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i'm anxious to watch the jump too.

I do hope the weather cooperates!


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Oh man, good luck to him!  I like my feet on the ground.

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CNN is reporting that the launch is postponed until at least Thursday.

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Yea, we were watching it live yesterday and saw the wind blowing the balloon all around.

We could tell they were not going to do it and you can see it on Felixs face.....least to say, he showed how disappointed he was.

Next attempt is tomorrow!


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Delayed again until Sunday.

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Latest update expects liftoff by 10:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time — and possibly "much earlier."

The balloon is being inflated, and liftoff may proceed as soon as that is complete.

For live broadcast, see Red Bull Stratos.

Currently broadcasting. Liftoff expected momentarily.


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The balloon was just released. Liftoff.

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Discovery Channel is covering it live atm.

With a 20sec delay of course.

He should jump around 1pm CDT.

Fly safe Felix, fly safe.


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Currently at 52,000'

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The garage cleaning is on hold.  :)

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They muted the feed. Felixes last concern was that he wasn't feeling heat from his face shield. Did anyone else catch that?
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Ok silly question.  How does he slow down?  Does the atmosphere do it for him?  To where he can pull his shoot?

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So, yeah. The air is extremely thin up that high. As he falls, the air gets thicker and causes friction which will slow him down. Air density increases with decreasing altitude.

They're actually explaining it now.

Google Terminal Velocity and that will help explain as well.
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this is a good way to spend a sunday morning.  :)

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Sometimes it makes me have the desire to have cable, oh well, sounds way cool just the same.

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So how high will he go before he jumps?

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You do not need cable.  It is live at this link.

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


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I have not been following this closely.  

For those who have, do they have a good estimate of where he will land?  They probably do, just wondering how close they can get.


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120 to 130 K feet

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I have not been following this closely.  

For those who have, do they have a good estimate of where he will land?  They probably do, just wondering how close they can get.

I have not quite figured that out.

But, I believe they will have GPS coordinates of his location as he descends, and probably a helicopter in the air in his vicinity. He is almost at jump altitude and is about 40 miles away from launch location -- as best I can interpret the announcer.


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He just jumped.

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Down safely. Helicopter there.

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ok that was crazy stress when he was flipping.  Dang I can't  believe he didn't pass out.

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That was fun! But No Way would I.

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For those who have, do they have a good estimate of where he will land?  They probably do, just wondering how close they can get.

I have not quite figured that out.

But, I believe they will have GPS coordinates of his location as he descends, and probably a helicopter in the air in his vicinity. He is almost at jump altitude and is about 40 miles away from launch location -- as best I can interpret the announcer.

3 helicopters. 2 on the ground when Felix landed and 1 circling. True Red Bull fashion.
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