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There. Are. No. Words. To. Describe. How. Awesome that is!!
 
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I stayed up until 3am just to watch it live. It was one of the greatest things I've seen.

"I know the whole world is watching right now and I wish the world could see what I can see. Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are."

Then he jumped.
    
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This was one of the coolest things I've ever seen.

Definitely an unforgettable event in my lifetime.
Edited by Xero. - 10/15/12 at 6:22pm
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I missed the entire thing.  Is there a full-length, uncut video that would essentially allow me to experience this the way many of you did?

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I missed the entire thing.  Is there a full-length, uncut video that would essentially allow me to experience this the way many of you did?

Possibly, the ascent took over 2 hours the jump was about 7minutes-ish.
 
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Am I the only one here who doesn't understand how this was special or inspirational or useful in any way? The dude skydived from a little bit higher up then normal...
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Am I the only one here who doesn't understand how this was special or inspirational or useful in any way? The dude skydived from a little bit higher up then normal...

Yeah I'm kind of annoyed about it myself. At least with events like going into space, space station, rovers, etc we tend to learn a thing or two; with this what was truly learned? What advanced?
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Am I the only one here who doesn't understand how this was special or inspirational or useful in any way? The dude skydived from a little bit higher up then normal...
A little higher than normal? Try about 4-5 times higher than normal. This wasn't just about a jump. this will lead to research for better suits for astronauts, including the possibility of technology to allow astronauts to re-enter the atmosphere without the shuttle if it's damaged and can't return. The media sensationalized this as JUST a skydive, but this was 128,000ft, not your typical 15,000ft jump.

EDIT: Correction, it's about 10 times higher than a normal skydive (about 13,000ft)
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One benefit of this is major:  it can lead to developing near-space bailout procedures just in case something is going wrong during the climb to space.

 

Another benefit is the suit that allowed Felix to do this:  this suit is proving that we can develop space suits that are more comfortable and lighter than what we have now.

 

So, he didn't do this just to be cool.

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It's not easy to find what I want, but I'm getting close:

 

1080p available, 38:56:

 

 

My personal life got in the way of my ability to watch this live, and my plan was to watch the entire live feed in 1080p.  So, a 39-minute video in 1080p is still not good enough.  lol  Oh well;  it has only been 1 day.


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