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General Chat Thread, Felix Baumgartner in General; Well, let's hope his day improves!...
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    Felix Baumgartner

    Well, let's hope his day improves!

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    2h55 and counting...

    Live Broadcast | Red Bull Stratos

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    launch aborted.

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    Indeed it was gusts at ground level I believe meaning they couldn't control the balloon.

    The launch method seems prone to issues.

    Ben

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    Live and in progress now not long to go.....

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    14th October 2012: Capsule launched.

    This links seems to be giving me better results on the live feed than the one posted above:

    Link: Red Bull Stratos - Live Now! - YouTube

    Capsule data at the time of posting:


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    About to jump

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    Hatch on the capsule now open.

    Edit: Descent has begun.
    Last edited by DaveP; 14th October 2012 at 07:06 PM.

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    I can hardly watch...


    EDIT Parachute now deployed
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    Anyone else curious how he didn't beat the 1960 record? (According to those little captions anyway) unless he didn't slow himself enough?

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    Soo fast at the beginning I'd guess so hasn't got longest free fall but awesome all the same.

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    Absolutely amazing landing. Hope the capsule lands wide of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Soo fast at the beginning I'd guess so hasn't got longest free fall but awesome all the same.

    Ben
    Aye pretty damn cool Just a shame 4:22 vs 4:36 (unofficial time according to commentator) so close

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    That was totally amazing!

    I had the wife and 8 yr old daughter watching it and we were all amazed at what we were seeing.

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    When people do these things just because they can, it renews my faith in humanity.
    Huge round of applause to all involved.

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