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Red Bull Stratos

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by bigguy02, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. bigguy02

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    http://www.redbullstratos.com/

    -Red Bull Stratos is a scientific mission to 120,000 ft. Jumping from a stratospheric balloon one man will attempt to break the speed of sound in freefall.


    Has anyone else followed this at all? I think its awazing, hope he gets to make the jump tomorrow.
     
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    I have been following it since Redbull introduced it on YouTube. Seems crazy-awesome, yet I am ready for him to jump and for them to quit hyping it up.
     
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    Shame the weather made them postpone it... hopefully tomorrow will work out :D
     
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    I get this all second hand. I hope they get some good weather to make the jump happen. The last delay was after the capsule was damaged during a test jump. Been following this from the early stages, Red Bulletin magazine, and hope he is able to pull it off. Today's technology will capture so much if the jump and one compiled will make a heck of a production.
     
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    I thought Joseph Kittinger had already broken the sound barrier in freefall, but I guess he peaked just shy at 614mph from 102,800ft. In looking that up, I read that he is advising on this attempt. Pretty cool.
     
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    Looks like it got CX'ed again today due to high winds at altitude
     
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    Bump. he is jumping soon..
     
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    This is pretty awesome...
     
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    "Hey, I can see EVERYONE'S house from here...."
     
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    That was :censored:ing amazing.
     
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    Science rules.
     
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    Awesome!
     
  14. billybogota
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    Looks like he might have made it above Mach 1
     
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    Just watched on TV!! It was awesome!!
     
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    Just finished watching. Incredible. Way to go Felix! Why do these guys always looks like such studs?
     
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    that was great!
     
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    We watched it to, was amazing. Sucks that he didn't get the free fall record :/
     
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    Apparently Red Bull does give you wings.
     
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    Speed officially measured as Mach 1.24
     
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