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GOTTA SEE THIS: Record-seeking skydiver makes 13-mile test jump
Yahoo News/AP ^ | 3/16/2012 | Marcia Dunn

Posted on 03/16/2012 8:59:43 AM PDT by Diogenesis

Edited on 03/16/2012 9:11:05 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]


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KEYWORDS: aerospace; baumgartner; felixbaumgartner; freefall; kittinger; nearspace; skydiver; skydiving; space; spacediving; spacejump

1 posted on 03/16/2012 8:59:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

He wins ....

If I’m gonna jump out of a perfectly good airplane/balloon - I insist upon seeing the ground. With my luck, there would be a mountain just under those clouds.


2 posted on 03/16/2012 9:04:26 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Diogenesis

The Man Who Fell To Earth.


3 posted on 03/16/2012 9:05:12 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: Diogenesis

Now that’s just freaking awesome.


4 posted on 03/16/2012 9:05:32 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Diogenesis

The ultimate “the first step is a doozy”.


5 posted on 03/16/2012 9:07:27 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Diogenesis

He can seek all the records he wants, but all he’s going to find is those MPDVD things.


6 posted on 03/16/2012 9:11:28 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Diogenesis; Admin Moderator

Be advised that whatever some tag said, the second picture of Joe Kittenger is public domain, not copyrighted, because it was taken with USAF (publicly owned) equipment and therefore never was copyrighted.

How do it know? Joe told me!


8 posted on 03/16/2012 9:15:03 AM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: Diogenesis

I don’t get it, the actual falling wasn’t filmed, there was no helmet camera? If I’m wrong point me to the video, if I’m right then this is no big deal, if it wasn’t filmed, it didn’t happen, period.


9 posted on 03/16/2012 9:16:26 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Diogenesis

I remember Col. Kittinger’s jump in 1960, featured in the bottom photo. An incredible feat that still excites the imagination. I feel sorry for my kids. All they had were cartoon characters (”TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!”). Our “Buzz Lightyear” was the real deal, with the “Right Stuff.” God speed, Felix Baumgartner. God speed.


10 posted on 03/16/2012 9:19:44 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Diogenesis

I am surprised that Kittinger’s record has held for this long - over fifty years, Eisenhower was still President and awarded Kittinger a Distinguished Flying Cross for the achievement.


11 posted on 03/16/2012 9:22:43 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Diogenesis

Looks like fun...


12 posted on 03/16/2012 9:25:33 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Diogenesis

bttt


13 posted on 03/16/2012 9:25:42 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: MindBender26

You are free to post it from a website that has not issued us a copyright complaint, than.


14 posted on 03/16/2012 9:27:52 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: reg45

Cool video with great music of Kittinger’s jump:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxfdC7U_mgQ


15 posted on 03/16/2012 9:30:05 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Diogenesis
For comparison, commercial jets generally cruise at over 30,000 feet.

Hope they clear the airspace below him. That would suck to land on top of a passenger jet.

16 posted on 03/16/2012 9:33:21 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Admin Moderator

Just because some site issues a complaint, that does not establish that they have a copyright. It is very typical to issue such a claim, even absent the validity of such a claim.

Here is a listing of a number of pictures.

http://www.google.com/search?q=joe+kittenger&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=XG9jT6-hMuqpsAKv-KCcCw&biw=1920&bih=883&sei=X29jT-jRA6GQsAKq3LmcCw

Pick one you like.


17 posted on 03/16/2012 9:56:10 AM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: shibumi

Not just no but hell no...ping


18 posted on 03/16/2012 10:00:22 AM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: MindBender26
Just because some site issues a complaint, that does not establish that they have a copyright.

You wouldn't mind if we don't believe everything you say, would you?

19 posted on 03/16/2012 10:16:49 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Hodar
With my luck, there would be a mountain just under those clouds.

There was an incident several years back in northern Ohio in which sky divers jumped over some clouds and were clobbered by an airplane that was flying under the clouds. Never jump into a cloud; it may be full of rocks or airplanes.

20 posted on 03/16/2012 10:18:57 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney (New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. A primer on armed revolt. Available form Amazon.)
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To: reg45

I thought by now someone would make a joke about making a thirteen mile jump from twelve miles up. Oh, well.

I remember reading about Col. Kittinger’s jump from a high altitude balloon but always thought this was research for the space program. Did he become an astronaut?


21 posted on 03/16/2012 10:49:56 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: elcid1970
Not to burst Mr. Felix Baumgartner’s bubble, but . . .

The highest jump ever recorded was on August 16, 1960, by Captain Joseph Kittinger — 102,800 feet. Kittinger suffered a partial seal failure on the way up and the reduced pressure at altitude cause his arm and hand to swell to their former sizes. Kittinger attained a speed of 614 mph during the free fall phase of his jump.

Kittinger was part of Project EXCELSIOR at Holloman AFB, New Mexico. Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Kittinger

22 posted on 03/16/2012 1:22:00 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Admin Moderator; jimrob
>>Just because some site issues a complaint, that does not establish that they have a copyright.

You wouldn't mind if we don't believe everything you say, would you?

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Not personally, but professionally, yes I do mind.

My statement is entirely correct. If you are foolish to care to bet otherwise, we can both deposit $100,000 in escrow with a good Conservative lawyer. If I'm wrong, you get $200K. If I'm right, I get $150K, and Jim Rob gets $50K

Wadda deal!

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23 posted on 03/16/2012 1:48:19 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: elcid1970

Colonel Joe is stll a great and very active man. We all went flying in an anfib less than year ago.

His jump was part of an early pre-space exploration program. He was offered a chance to join the Mercury program, but he knew that if he had, his tiny, under-bidgeted program would suffer.


24 posted on 03/16/2012 1:53:09 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: MindBender26

I’m not changing a thing.


25 posted on 03/16/2012 1:59:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

The problem is, you have built a great program... and it... and you now suffer form their foolishness.

We wish you the absolute best, but there are those working behind your back to destroy FR.


26 posted on 03/16/2012 2:02:49 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: Jim Robinson

The problem is, you have built a great program... and it... and you now suffer from their foolishness.

We all wish you the absolute best, but there are those working behind your back to destroy FR, just to build their own egos.


27 posted on 03/16/2012 2:03:39 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: Diogenesis
Just east of Roswell. Those aren't clouds!


28 posted on 03/16/2012 4:43:31 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: MindBender26
What would FR do without you....
29 posted on 03/16/2012 5:03:38 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: MindBender26

‘course he’s an advisor to this project at age 83. On the video at their site you can hear him wish Godspeed to Baumgartner during the launch. Baumgartner says, “Thanks, that means a lot to me.”

I remember the Life magazine coverage of Kittinger’s jump right after he made it. It seemed really “out there” at the time, and it still does. That photo of Baumgartner standing at the hatch of his capsule has the same effect. It’s surreal.


30 posted on 03/16/2012 7:40:49 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Salamander

How ‘bout “Hell no to the Nth power.”


31 posted on 03/16/2012 8:22:01 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

I’d love to do it, except that chair he had in there looked awful comfortable. I think I might have a hard time tearing myself loose.


32 posted on 03/16/2012 8:51:39 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew; Salamander

I’m a big proponent of what I like to call “Selective Bravery.”

There are things I will do and have done that the average person would pale at.

Jumping out of aircraft is ~not~ one of them.


33 posted on 03/16/2012 9:09:15 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: MindBender26; tomdavidd; Freeper; Gvl_M3; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; ...
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. . . . Check out Post # 23.

Thank you anonymous, for spotting this comment.

34 posted on 03/20/2012 1:14:56 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: shibumi

But you have never had the pleasure of standing in the door of a creaky C-119 with an angry E-6 up your ass, threatening to kick your butt from Fr. Benning to Ft. Bliss if you refuse at the door!

Ah, the pleasures of Army life......

:)


35 posted on 03/20/2012 2:49:50 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: MindBender26
So you've been on the phone to DC most of the day.

I know who currently holds the power in DC, too. Perhaps you could have chosen a close to your post more likely to be impressive to conservatives... ;-)

Cheers

36 posted on 03/20/2012 3:45:14 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: MasterGunner01

Kittinger is providing technical support for Baumgartner’s record attempt later this summer. He is going for 130K.

This jump was just practice.

Go Felix!


37 posted on 03/22/2012 5:04:04 PM PDT by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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