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GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
10/14/12 12:46 p.m.

Whoa picking up major ascent speed again.

alfadriver
alfadriver PowerDork
10/14/12 12:48 p.m.

127.8k ft and dropping

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
10/14/12 12:52 p.m.

IT IS TIEM

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltraDork
10/14/12 1:04 p.m.

He's jumping pretty damn quick

Toyman01
Toyman01 PowerDork
10/14/12 1:14 p.m.

That was cool.

Toyman01
Toyman01 PowerDork
10/14/12 1:18 p.m.

And on the ground.

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltraDork
10/14/12 1:18 p.m.

HE DID IT!

mapper
mapper Reader
10/14/12 1:19 p.m.

I wonder if he broke mach 1? At that altitude it should have been but they have not officially said yet.

alfadriver
alfadriver PowerDork
10/14/12 1:21 p.m.

Great landing, standing up!

At that temp, it should be speed of sound.

I am not BoostedBrian
I am not BoostedBrian Dork
10/14/12 1:24 p.m.

I couldn't believe just how fast he fell away from the capsule. It was like he disappeared.

What's Austrian and goes clank clank clank walking down the hall??

Felix Baumgartner.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
10/14/12 1:25 p.m.

They just confirmed he went supersonic. Can't wait for the on-suit vids!

alfadriver
alfadriver PowerDork
10/14/12 1:26 p.m.

At -18c the speed of sound in air is 320m/s and I saw that he exceeded it at a point where the temp should be well below that.

bluej
bluej Dork
10/14/12 1:30 p.m.

oh man. anyone else feel like throwing up when you saw him start spinning?

big rock ones, indeed.

VonSmallhausen
VonSmallhausen Reader
10/14/12 1:30 p.m.

Coolest thing I've seen in a long time!
Forgot how fun it is to watch things live.

Spoolpigeon
Spoolpigeon HalfDork
10/14/12 2:39 p.m.

I wanna know how they fit his balls in that little capsule.

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro SuperDork
10/14/12 3:15 p.m.

Very cool and I'm glad it wasn't me doing it.

There's no way my suit would still be white when I landed.

Grtechguy
Grtechguy UltimaDork
10/14/12 3:56 p.m.

Very cool, had a family event and missed it live, but the watched it once I got home.

I'm impressed he walked the landing.

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado PowerDork
10/14/12 3:58 p.m.

That was impressive. Scared me dang near to death when he started tumbling, but he got it straightened out. And yeah, that landing was beautiful. Can't wait to see the data, I hope he broke Mach!

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
10/14/12 4:01 p.m.

Press conference has started on the same stream.

Edit: Wait, is it over? Maybe I caught the very end of it.

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltraDork
10/14/12 4:32 p.m.

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
10/14/12 4:46 p.m.

I wish I could have seen it. Work had Fox News on.. and they were following it all during the news.. but as soon as the talking heads came on.. they promptly forgot about it...

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk Dork
10/14/12 4:48 p.m.

As David Hobbs would say..."That man has large attachments" !

alfadriver
alfadriver PowerDork
10/14/12 7:20 p.m.

Mach 1.24 was peak speed, accoring to the organizers- http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/

Pretty quick.

Roughly 730 mph. Can you imagine going that fast powered soley on gravity and nothing around you? Amazing.

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado PowerDork
10/15/12 5:03 p.m.

He went even faster than we thought..

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
10/15/12 5:54 p.m.

To boldly jump where no man has jumped before! XD

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