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Redbull Stratos Skydive

This guy is skydiving from the stratosphere, from 120 000 feet.

Will break the record for longest skydive when he does, also supposed to become the first person to break the sound barrier without the use of a machine propelling him.

With the use of a balloon the size of a 55 story building it will take him roughly 3 hours to ascend to 120 000 feet, and about 5 and a half minutes of free falling until he would deploy his parachute.

www.redbullstratos.com

Hope Redbull gives him some wings first

I'd like to skydive from the stratosphere

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Re: Redbull Stratos Skydive

It got called off for the day didn't it?

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Re: Redbull Stratos Skydive

Was supposed to take place today but it was delayed due to wind concerns

Rescheduled to tomorrow

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Re: Redbull Stratos Skydive

I'm happy it got called off though, am travelling today, hopefully I can see it tomorrow

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Re: Redbull Stratos Skydive

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Re: Redbull Stratos Skydive

It just started: http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/

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Re: Redbull Stratos Skydive

Crazy but super brave person!!!!

Hug it out as long as it takes, people
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Weather is great lets go Felix.

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I like the detailed data they offer with the broadcast. It's indeed awesome and crazy.
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Notice how the temperature increases as the craft rises through the Stratosphere because of ozone. Should reach about -5 to -3 Celsius towards the edge. I think about -30 to -20 at 40 km, the projected jump point.
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22 kilometers up after about an hour and twenty minutes.. Plenty of altitude left to climb. Thrilling.

Live stream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrIxH6DToXQ
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i just hope it will crazy and fun and nothing will go wrong

how much time until the jump?

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Getting ready to jump. Looking good.
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These are the kind of things mankind should be doing, not killing one another

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So much prepping... This is awesome.
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