columbia wrote:I just about puked when he jumped.
The question is.... did he?
Godric wrote:people are all bummed he didn't break the free fall record.... he was accelerating for a longer time maybe thats why?
blackjack68 wrote:Congrats to Felix.
Still gotta give crazy props to Joe Kittinger. Look at all the technological advances we've had since the 1960s when he did his jump.
(Conspiracy Theory Alert: I think they had a deal to not break Joe's freefall record so there would be something to shoot for next time.)
DelPen wrote:I'm amazed he nailed the landing zone. People were there within seconds to help him.
The oxygen countdown really put things into perspetive, if he doesn't get to land in under 10 minutes he would pretty much be dead.
Mr. Colby wrote:I was under that impression that when that high up in the stratosphere, you don't even feel like you're falling, it's almost more like swimming through the air