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Third attempt: Felix Baumgartner's world record skydive attempt


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Marc H · · Denver · Joined May 2007 · Points: 250

Edit: They're gonna try again in the morning at 6am MDT (8am east coast time)

Here is the live feed:

redbullstratos.com/live/

Marc H · · Denver · Joined May 2007 · Points: 250

Aborted

Boots Ylectric · · Chicago IL · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 165
Marc H wrote:Aborted
totally sucks. Been following this since the project started. I feel really bad for him. The look of disspaointment on his face was brutal. I can't imagine how he's feeling and been feeling. The level of anticipation is too much to imagine.
Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,470

What went wrong?

· · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 1970 · Points: 0

Wind... His balloon is so fragile that ground winds of more than 2mph wil rip it. Or so I read.

JustinJD. Day · · Denver · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 0

gusty winds I guess. It would be crazy to get suited up and sit in the capsule just to have it aborted. I understand why they did it...I'm just thinking of what kind of emotional rollercoaster he must have been on waiting for the green light.

Marc H · · Denver · Joined May 2007 · Points: 250

bump, in case anyone gives a shizah about this. :)

Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,470

I'm still following the story, but no new attempts this week it sounds like.

Marc H · · Denver · Joined May 2007 · Points: 250

It's on like Donkey Kong.

AJS · · Boulder, CO · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 25
Kevin McLaughlin · · Colorado Springs · Joined Dec 2007 · Points: 1,540

105,000 ft and climbing........... Soon. .

Ty Morrison-Heath · · Bozeman, MT · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 2,030

Jesus that balloon is big. He is a go!

Scott McMahon · · Boulder, CO · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 1,425

Man that is just crazy. Big balls to do something with such an unknown outcome.

Jon Zucco · · Denver, CO · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 245

OMG. He just did it! I think I just found my new hobby...

Scott McMahon · · Boulder, CO · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 1,425

holy sh*t... no way would I want to fall 700 miles per hour.

Wonder if that does anything to his insides when he pulls that chute.

Jon Zucco · · Denver, CO · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 245

He looks like he's able to regain control... I'm sure it's some major Gs but nothing this dude can't handle.

Jon Zucco · · Denver, CO · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 245

Did he just pull his shoot early and blow the record or did I read that wrong?

Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi? · · Vegas · Joined May 2005 · Points: 4,115

Wow, truly amazing footage! I can watch that repeatedly. Hell yeah!!

NickinCO · · colorado · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 155
Jon Zucco wrote:Did he just pull his shoot early and blow the record or did I read that wrong?
yep I think he missed the free fall record by 11 seconds. Didn't seem like he broke the speed of sound either.
Jon Zucco · · Denver, CO · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 245

Bummer. Guess we get to watch again for the next attempt. :)

Ternes · · Littleton, Co · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 1,860
about to jump

if you did not watch this you missed something great
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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