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ron ll
10-14-2012, 10:14 AM
Redbullstratos.com

And yes that's a live picture even tho you don't see much moving in some views.

Gerarddm
10-14-2012, 10:32 AM
Launched! This is so very cool.

ron ll
10-14-2012, 10:40 AM
Great camera views outside the capsule!

Donn
10-14-2012, 10:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrIxH6DToXQ#!

ron ll
10-14-2012, 11:02 AM
Entering the jet stream now. I'm blown away by some of those camera shots. Beautiful.

Gerarddm
10-14-2012, 12:01 PM
83,000 feet+.

I am reminded of the variation " Yea, though I walk through the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 80,000 feet and climbing." ;-)

Go Felix go.

ron ll
10-14-2012, 12:06 PM
My feed has gone black. Are you still seeing it?

Gerarddm
10-14-2012, 12:10 PM
93,000 feet +

I am surprised by two things:

a) the outside air temp has actually gotten warmer the higher he has gone
b) I would have thought the ballon would have been more globular by now.

Chris Woodward
10-14-2012, 12:20 PM
Two things that come out of the sky?
Bird sh-t and fools

StevenBauer
10-14-2012, 12:33 PM
He just set the world record for highest manned ballon flight.

StevenBauer
10-14-2012, 12:34 PM
He's at 115,000 ft now.

StevenBauer
10-14-2012, 12:34 PM
Over 21 miles. 35,000 meters

StevenBauer
10-14-2012, 12:47 PM
127,000 ft now.

Gerarddm
10-14-2012, 12:49 PM
I can't believe that thing is still eager to go up.

StevenBauer
10-14-2012, 12:49 PM
He's getting ready to jump now.

StevenBauer
10-14-2012, 12:51 PM
It's maxed out now around 127,550 ft

George Jung
10-14-2012, 12:58 PM
Any closing thoughts? He's getting to 'point of no return'. Regardless how this goes, he's todays/tomorrows headlines.

Gerarddm
10-14-2012, 01:00 PM
I am completely gripped. Capsule depressurizing now.

StevenBauer
10-14-2012, 01:04 PM
Right around 127,500 feet. He was up over 128k a few minutes ago.
Door is open!

StevenBauer
10-14-2012, 01:05 PM
He's out!

Peter Malcolm Jardine
10-14-2012, 01:05 PM
Wow, incredible camera shot. ready to go.

StevenBauer
10-14-2012, 01:05 PM
He's on the platform, ready to go.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
10-14-2012, 01:07 PM
What a shot of the jump !!

StevenBauer
10-14-2012, 01:07 PM
There he goes!

StevenBauer
10-14-2012, 01:09 PM
730 mph!

StevenBauer
10-14-2012, 01:09 PM
Enough air now to control his position

Peter Malcolm Jardine
10-14-2012, 01:11 PM
I wondered as he tumbled end over end.....

StevenBauer
10-14-2012, 01:12 PM
The chute is out.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
10-14-2012, 01:16 PM
You would think they could figure out which way the wind was going... sheesh

StevenBauer
10-14-2012, 01:17 PM
He's down. That was awesome.

Gerarddm
10-14-2012, 01:17 PM
Wow safely down. I can breathe.

wardd
10-14-2012, 01:23 PM
that looked easy

Chris Woodward
10-14-2012, 01:23 PM
Wow!

Dan McCosh
10-15-2012, 08:20 AM
Great adventure. It was about 15,000 ft. higher than the old record, set in the 1950s, which didn't go supersonic mainly because a small drogue stabilized the jumper.

Phillip Allen
10-15-2012, 08:23 AM
that looked easy

it is easy with enough money... I thought you didn't like the rich

Gerarddm
10-15-2012, 10:29 AM
Money was just the grease for five year's worth of planning and methodical testing.

Phillip Allen
10-15-2012, 10:39 AM
the same applies to someone's olympic horses

GWB
10-15-2012, 03:11 PM
I wonder if he could actually see... in the interview he mentioned that the visor fogging up would be enough to abort the jump because he would not be able to see to control his spin etc...but when asked about the spin, he said it felt like a flat spin...

Like his line just before he jumped: "I'm going home now" Awesome