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World’s highest skydive, at 125,000 feet and going

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by 5 Stand Dan, Oct 14, 2012.

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  1. 5 Stand Dan

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    They are hoping for a 11:00 EST liftoff, but winds may delay or abort it. The video is working now, but it's just flight prep.

    If this jump takes place, he will break the sound barrier.

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    That boy is crazy.
     
  2. WesleyB

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    He is too close to West Texas for calm winds to launch I live about 2 hours East of Roswell HAHAHAHA It is never calm here!!!!!!!!
    But I do wish him well.
     
  3. 5 Stand Dan

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    You got that right. I spent eight years in Lubbock, the only time it was calm was when the wind direction was changing.
     
  4. 5 Stand Dan

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    Looks like a go, the balloon is being inflated.


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  5. 5 Stand Dan

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    On it's way, it may take two hours to rise all the way. Also on Discovery Channel.


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  6. 5 Stand Dan

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    Another 20 minutes or so, my guess
     
  7. crusha

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    Now that's entertainment! (Why didn't he wait until New Year's Eve?)
     
  8. Auctioneer

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    They are now going through a check list. They are just short of 128,000 feet
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    Wish they would jump. Its been almost 2 1/2 hours from lift off. One hell of a view.
     
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    Now they are venting the balloon. Not long now. They are holding at just over 127,500+ feet.
     
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    For what ever reason they are now just short of 128,000 feet
     
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    He made it
     
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    All that wasted money and did not beat the 1960 free fall time record. Jeff
     
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    I don't know if he broke the sound barrier but I hope he did. He still did good even though he didn't get the free fall record.
     
  15. 5 Stand Dan

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    It's hard to break both the speed record and longest free-fall record at the same time. The faster you go, the less time of free-fall.
     
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    The attempt was aborted.
     
  17. bigbore613

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    Watched the whole jump on cable.Jeff
     
  18. wireguy

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    Hey 5-stand, if you continue to apply logic like that we are going to be forced to kick you off this forum.
     
  19. 5 Stand Dan

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    Understood, I'll dumb it down.
     
  20. wireguy

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    Thank you. LOL

    Man when he was tumbling at first I was so scared he was not going to be able to stop it because he might pass out before he got to the thicker air. Once he stopped tumbling everything seemed to work as well as could possibly be hoped for.
     
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