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Old 10-14-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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Watch it on youtube live!!! You speed junkies should appreciate!!!!


Red Bull. <3 <3 <3

Red Bull Stratos - freefall from the edge of space

Red Bull Stratos - freefall from the edge of space - YouTube!
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he didnt break the record for longest freefall...


so confused why you nerds care about this.
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He did set the record for highest jump.

Did you watch the live feed? It was amazing.
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^^^^^^Agreed^^^^
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he didnt break the record for longest freefall...


so confused why you nerds care about this.

When was the last time you went 750mph? Without a vehicle.
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I wonder what would have happened had he broke the sound barrier?
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He did break it. Speed of sound decreases as pressure decreases:
Speed of Sound at different altitudes (km/h, mph, knots)
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Sweet! Can't wait for the press conference.
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OMG when he stabilized the spinning... that was fucklng cool! Smooth landing! Pro!
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:10 PM   #10
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When he was spinning out of control at 700mph I figured he was toast. From the looks on the faces of the people at Roswell it seemed like they thought the same thing.

Sucks he didn't free fall just a bit longer, but still bad *** as ****.
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I was far more impressed than I expected I would be. Can you imagine climbing on to the door sill of the capsule at 120,000' and looking out over the Earth. Incredible. Then when he saluted and leaned forward and disappeared into the blue background of Earth, I got major chills. I'm all about thrills, but I don't think I would have the ***** to do it. It sounds cool now sitting on the ground, but I know once I got up there, I'd probably **** my pants and back out.
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Did anyone else thought he was dead when he started spinning erratically? The view right before he jumps and says "I'm going home now" it ****!!!!!
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Yeah so amazing. He pulled the chute cus visor was fogged. Dont know about you but if i cant see **** and im headed towards the earth at 700mph i might get a bit nervous.
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Did anyone watch the press conference? It was interesting to hear him speak about the spin and the plans if he couldn't get it under control. They said unofficial speed was 833 mph.
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Yeah so amazing. He pulled the chute cus visor was fogged. Dont know about you but if i cant see **** and im headed towards the earth at 700mph i might get a bit nervous.
I'm surprised he didn't have a gage for altitude or something similar. Leaving the deployment of the chute at pure intuition could've been dangerous.

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Did anyone watch the press conference? It was interesting to hear him speak about the spin and the plans if he couldn't get it under control. They said unofficial speed was 833 mph.
Nope, didn't see it. What were they going to do? Sent the Hulk to catch him? :v
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When was the last time you went 750mph? Without a vehicle.
Meh.

Alexey Leonov and Ed White both went mach 22 in nothing but a spacesuit back in 1965.

Old news is old.
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OTOH, this was kind of funny:


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it would be even more funny if the image worked
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Works for me. Peasant.
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I watched it live today. I recorded it and watched it over a few times. I got goosebumps every time he went off the platform.

and that spin.....holy ****, I thought he was done for. I was a nervous wreck.
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