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Red Bull Space Jump... Live

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Cajuncowboy, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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  2. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    you're the man for posting this!
     
  3. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Looks like they moved the broadcast time up to 10:25 AM
     
  4. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    They mentioned a few minutes ago that he might be jumping earlier than scheduled because of the reduction in wind speed right now.
     
  5. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I was just getting ready to come post this.
     
  6. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    and he's off
     
  7. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Pretty freakin neat to be able to watch.
     
  8. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I don't know about anyone else, but when they said 84 year old Joe Kittinger (the current record holder from his 1960 jump) was the man on the radio with him per Felix's request, I got kind of misty.
     
  9. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    I can't even imagine what is going through his mind right now. My heart is beating faster just watching this.
     
  10. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    This is also on the Discovery channel in case anyone wants to see it on a big screen.
     
  11. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    You my man, are the friggin man!!
     
  12. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    only 100,000 more feet to go
     
  13. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I think it's a lot more than that.
     
  14. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    23 miles = 121,440 feet

    At least that's what google says. I'm no expert in conversions.
     
  15. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    You're right. I was calculating it wrong.
     
  16. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Takes nearly 2 hours to reach the jump point.
     
  17. Shunpike

    Shunpike Well-Known Member

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    There will be a 10 minute delay in the real video in case Felix dies. I am pulling for the guy.
     
  18. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    Is that true?
     
  19. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    I didn't hear that.
     
  20. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    Me neither. Which it makes it a pretty tasteless comment.
     

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