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Red Bull Stratos

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

http://www.youtube.com/redbull

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


Here we go guys the timer is running! smile.gif First jump from the edge of space!
Edited by Hawk777th - 10/9/12 at 3:40am
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I wouldn't be surprised if something went wrong and he died frown.gif
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Yes this is a very dangerous thing they are trying. A Russian tried something similar and his spacesuit helmet cracked and he was killed instantly from the air pressure change.
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Hasn't someone already done this jump in the 50s or 60s?
   
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http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/
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So totally amped for this!
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Yes this is a very dangerous thing they are trying. A Russian tried something similar and his spacesuit helmet cracked and he was killed instantly from the air pressure change.

Yup. Very difficult and dangerous as 1 critical problem ends in death.

Of course, he has an entire team of scientists dedicated to just this mission.

Also, a 100 different variables probably need to be correct (obviously weather etc.).

Can't wait!!!
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I wouldn't be surprised if something went wrong and he died frown.gif

That's one of the reasons there's a 20 second delay on the transmission.

I'm really looking forward to seeing the outcome of this. I think he'll be fine though. He's already done it successfully from 100,000 ft.
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Weather hold :/
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