JCC Dude jumping out of a spaceship thing and plummeting to Earth today

Discussion in 'Community' started by jp-30, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Under 2 minutes on the countdown! :D
  2. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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  3. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    So if he does jump it's in a few hours?
  4. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

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    Sounds like they're saying about 12:30 central time for the actual jump.
  5. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Watching as Baumgartner passes 97,500 feet, getting close to the altitude of his last jump.

    Coming up on Kittinger's record jump altitude.
    Last edited by Jabbadabbado, Oct 14, 2012
  6. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

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    He just broke the record for highest altitude for a manned balloon flight. At about 114,000 feet.
  7. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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  8. Admiral Volshe Chosen One

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    24 miles.

    They're de-pressurizing the suit.
    Pretty much preparing everything right now, going through the checklist.
    Last edited by Admiral_Volshe, Oct 14, 2012
  9. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    Getting ready to go ... Wow look at that view!
  10. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

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  11. Admiral Volshe Chosen One

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  12. Jedi Master Kenobiwan Force Ghost

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  13. Admiral Volshe Chosen One

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    Controlled descent, seems to be OK right now.
    Last edited by Admiral_Volshe, Oct 14, 2012
  14. Jedi Master Kenobiwan Force Ghost

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  15. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

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    Chute's deployed. Almost on the ground now.
  16. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    He was in a spin for several seconds, managed to catch himself. That was a bit too scary.
  17. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

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    I don't even care about the NFL games right now. This is so much more exciting.
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  18. Jedi Master Kenobiwan Force Ghost

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    It doesn't seems like that he managed to break the sound barrier....
  19. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Good to see him land safely!
  20. Rosslcopter Jedi Grand Master

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    I hope his first words when he got on the ground were "Don't be afraid, I am a Soviet like you, who has descended from space and I must find a telephone to call Moscow!"
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  21. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    That spin was very scary.
  22. Admiral Volshe Chosen One

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  23. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Goooooooo science!
    Last edited by Boba_Fett_2001, Oct 14, 2012
  24. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    Not sure about sound barrier, he definitely did not get the fourth record for longest freefall, pulled the cord too soon. The spin must have scared him too.
  25. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I'm glad he's down OK. I pretty much missed it as I was watching something else. (Hopefully he had a spare set of underwear in his kit - I imagine he might need it!)
    Last edited by LAJ_FETT, Oct 14, 2012