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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby DudeMan2766 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:47 pm

Ben Klingston wrote:
DudeMan2766 wrote:So is he going to be inside that thing falling? or it like a sky dive freefall? I'm guessing the latter isnt humanly possible :?


The latter.


Awesome.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby Gaucho on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:47 pm

The helium expanded.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby blackjack68 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:48 pm

Just about go time. Final checklist.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby MRandall25 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:49 pm

Now the balloon is descending
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby Ben Klingston on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:49 pm

Back when I was a playful youth, I would always get a weird feeling in the pit of my stomach when I lost hold of a balloon and it went soaring up in the sky. I can't imagine being on the balloon.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby Pavel Bure on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:50 pm

What the **** keeps making that squeaking sound.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:50 pm

This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen live.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby MRandall25 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:51 pm

I got a bad feeling in my stomach watching this.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby Mr. Colby on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:55 pm

MRandall25 wrote:I got a bad feeling in my stomach watching this.


Same. Could be hangover-related though
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby Mr. Colby on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:56 pm

Anyone know how long the fall is supposed to take?
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:56 pm

The view from the capsule is absolutely breathtaking. Not too many human beings have ever seen that incredible view.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby mac5155 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:57 pm

This is nuts
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby Mr. Colby on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:58 pm

He should twit pic
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby Ben Klingston on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:59 pm

At this point, the pants of my suit would be inflating, but not due to pressure changes.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby IrishEyes on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:59 pm

This is pretty damn incredible. My stomach is in my throat and I'm not even there.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby Mr. Colby on Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:00 pm

Ben Klingston wrote:At this point, the pants of my suit would be inflating, but not due to pressure changes.


Being dangerous turns you on?
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby MRandall25 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:01 pm

Mr. Colby wrote:
Ben Klingston wrote:At this point, the pants of my suit would be inflating, but not due to pressure changes.


Being dangerous turns you on?


I think he's referring to the back door hatch :wink:
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby mac5155 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:02 pm

Wait what is the controller talking about
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby Mr. Colby on Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:03 pm

Hooooly ****
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby MRandall25 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:04 pm

:shock:
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby Gaucho on Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:04 pm

Oh man
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby JS© on Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:05 pm

http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/

the web site is also giving live feed in case anybody isn't near a TV, but they're also displaying cabin pressure, lat/long, etc.

Outside temp is 32F? Would have thought much colder.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby Mr. Colby on Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:07 pm

Mr. Colby wrote:Hooooly ****
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby JS© on Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:09 pm

I couldn't even imagine putting myself in that position, much less jumping. I lock up when I walk up a 20 ft ladder.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby Pavel Bure on Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:09 pm

Man I can't imagine the Gs while he was just flipping there.
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