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Offline IncantatioN

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Space jump landmark
« on: October 15, 2012, 02:45:07 AM »
Did anyone watch it live? I missed it but found a link for it -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT1DhcQg0Os&feature=player_embedded#!

They're saying he may have broken the sound barrier, not sure if it's confirmed yet. Pretty dangerous looking ...



Hoping to see more HD quality videos or photos. Meanwhile ...

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Re: Space jump landmark
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 03:03:30 AM »
Pretty incredible feat. I hope he got a lifetime supply of Red Bull for that stunt.

Halfway through the descent, as the monitor guy was waiting with baited breath on Felix to speak, I really wished he had cracked a joke: "WELCOME TO THE XANDER ZONE!"
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Re: Space jump landmark
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 03:31:50 AM »
Man the people of Redbull must be so proud.  :judo:

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Re: Space jump landmark
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012, 08:53:44 AM »
I remain more impressed by his predecessor, who did almost as well with a lot less. This feels too much like a marketing stunt to me (probably because that's exactly what it is).

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Re: Space jump landmark
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2012, 01:30:12 PM »
I immediately thought of this when I turned it on.


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Re: Space jump landmark
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Re: Space jump landmark
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012, 12:09:33 PM »
I remain more impressed by his predecessor, who did almost as well with a lot less. This feels too much like a marketing stunt to me (probably because that's exactly what it is).
I'm with you on this one.  I think the only reason I saw this was looking for what kind of footage we would get in the end result.  Here's the headcam footage:

http://iloveskydiving.org/view/videos/red-bull-stratos-raw-headcam-footage-of-supersonic-skydive/#.UH1bsCqF_9I