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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. anidanami124

    anidanami124 Jedi Master star 6

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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

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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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

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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  6. Point Given

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

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

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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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

    tom Chosen One star 7

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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

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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  10. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Billy_Dee_Binks Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

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

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

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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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

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Baumgartner had this on his Facebook page, pretty cool move by Gerard Butler.
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  18. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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