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

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

  1. anidanami124 Jedi Master

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    Wait I missed football to watch this? :pThis was the coolest thing I ever saw in my life. :cool:
  2. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    wait did I *just* miss this? dammit!
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  3. Darth_Invidious Jedi Grand Master

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    It was simply spectacular. Now who here didn't say "Holy bleeping bleep" the moment he jumped off that tiny capsule? That flat spin was scary as hell though.
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  4. yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master

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    He talked about the spin in an interview, said what made it hard to control is the suit, because you don't feel the air, so your reactions are always a split second too late. Apparently the spin kept stopping, because if he had spun more than 6 seconds continuously, his control chute would have opened. He said it was pretty scary, he thought he was going to lose consciousness.
  5. Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost

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  6. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    You miss everything space related :p Remember the shuttle over DC?
  7. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I thought it was great. The pic posted above by Boba, the guy wa sout of sight not even ten seconds afterward.

    They kept on about wether or not he broke the sound Barrier. At sea level it is 760 mph, at around 60,000 feet it is only 650 mph. He was well over 700 mph so I don't understand what the doubt is about.
  8. tom Force Ghost

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    that moment when he jumped was great. from then on he was basically just a little white dot though. i thought he was supposed to have a hatcam?
  9. Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost

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  10. yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master

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    At the Press Conference they said Mach 1.24.

    @tom he dis have cameras on his suit, check redbullstratos.com or servustv.at

    That moment when he was standing outside just about to jump was amazing.
  11. Billy_Dee_Binks Jedi Master

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    I found it rather unnerving when you couldn't her him breathe about a minute in and he started to spin. At that point I thought he got unconscious.

    Anyway, should I feel national pride for having just witnessed an Austrian sky jumping from the highest altitude man has ever dared? Because I kinda don't feel anything.
  12. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    Saw some of the footage on Sky News this morning. Incredible!
  13. yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master

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    The compilation video on redbullstratos.com mixes in some of that footage. The jump starts at about 1 minute.
  14. yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master

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    Lego


    And the spin as seen through the camera on his suit.

    The flat spin starts at about 1:00, gets pretty hairy.
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  15. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Missed this. :( would have loved to have seen it live.

    Anyway one of the daily papers had the worst text about this today. It was a whole article about side effects to the body with the lack of atmoshpere up there, but nowhere did it mention the fact that he countered the lack of air pressure by using a pressure suit!
  16. Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master

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    This is some sci-fi stuff right here. Unbelievable.
  17. yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master

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    Baumgartner had this on his Facebook page, pretty cool move by Gerard Butler.
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