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Red Bull Stratos - a jump from 120,000 feet above the earth

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  1. Walter

    Walter Administrator Staff Member

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    The mission will take Felix Baumgartner to at least 120,000 feet above the earth, to the very edge of Space

     
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    Last year I saw a documentary about Baumgartner's flight over the English Channel. It's fascinating to see the preparation that goes into these attempts. Anyone who's interested in studying calculated risk should study men like Baumgartner.
     
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    got to be chilly up there until the resistance hests things up.
     
  4. Walter

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    Half an hour until launch.
     
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    Maybe he wants to see whats it like to fly like Superman
     
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    Last I heard it was called off, again. That's the problem with New Mexico.
     
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    Second try. Countdown: 1 hour.
     
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    Launch was successful!
    Go, Felix!
     
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    I guess I thought he was sky diving it.
     
  11. Walter

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    He will jump out of the capsule as soon as he has reached the target height.
     
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    Did he do it yet?
     
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    Still some 20,000 feet to go...
     
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    Passed the record mark of Kittinger!
     
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