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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

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Up, up and away!
     
  3. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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

    Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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.
     
  6. Darth Dark Helmet

    Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He's 23 miles high now.
     
  8. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Force Ghost star 10

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    24 miles.

    They're de-pressurizing the suit.
    Pretty much preparing everything right now, going through the checklist.
     
  9. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Door's open!
     
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  11. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Force Ghost star 10

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    Good grief.[face_nail_biting]
     
  12. Jedi Master Kenobiwan

    Jedi Master Kenobiwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    He has just jumped!
     
  13. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Force Ghost star 10

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    Controlled descent, seems to be OK right now.
     
  14. Jedi Master Kenobiwan

    Jedi Master Kenobiwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    This is crazy! HOLY SMOKE! :eek:
     
  15. Darth Dark Helmet

    Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Jedi Master Kenobiwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Good to see him land safely!
     
  20. Rosslcopter

    Rosslcopter Jedi Master star 4

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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!"
     
  21. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    That spin was very scary.
     
  22. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Force Ghost star 10

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    [face_relieved] Good for him.
     
  23. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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    Goooooooo science!
     
  24. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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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!)