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Less than 30 minutes to launch, maybe.
1 posted on 10/09/2012 5:03:43 AM PDT by wita
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To: wita

http://www.redbullstratos.com/


2 posted on 10/09/2012 5:05:52 AM PDT by wita
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To: wita

Best Wishes for a successful ascent and jump.


7 posted on 10/09/2012 5:37:28 AM PDT by xp38
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Cruised around website for a bit. One of the coolest and creative sites I have ever visited.


8 posted on 10/09/2012 6:29:30 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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Earliest Launch time now set at 11:30MDT!


9 posted on 10/09/2012 6:41:28 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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As a former D class skydiver I wait in eager anticipation for Sir Felix to bunny hop into history. A total of 30 cameras on the Utube feed. Ready for DVR :) Go Felix!!


12 posted on 10/09/2012 8:46:13 AM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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What I just heard on FNC was that a balloon he uses to land can’t take winds more than 2 MPH! What? he relies on a flimsy balloon?


34 posted on 10/09/2012 11:33:06 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ALASKA; ActionNewsBill; A knight without armor; albertp; aragorn; areafiftyone; aruanan; ...

Of possible interest to the ping list.

http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/

Mission to the edge of space: Live
Launch date: 10/14/2012
Broadcast start time: 9:45 AM (MDT)

Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space, will attempt to transcend human limits that have existed for 50 years. Supported by a team of experts Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground. His attempt to dare atmospheric limits holds the potential to provide valuable medical and scientific research data for future pioneers.

The Red Bull Stratos team brings together the world’s leading minds in aerospace medicine, engineering, pressure suit development, capsule creation and balloon fabrication. It includes retired United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Kittinger, who holds three of the records Felix will strive to break.

Joe’s record jump from 102,800 ft in 1960 was during a time when no one knew if a human could survive a jump from the edge of space. Joe was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and had already taken a balloon to 97,000 feet in Project ManHigh and survived a drogue mishap during a jump from 76,400 feet in Excelsior I. The Excelsior III mission was his 33rd parachute jump.

Although researching extremes was part of the program’s goals, setting records wasn’t the mission’s purpose. Joe ascended in helium balloon launched from the back of a truck. He wore a pressurized suit on the way up in an open, unpressurized gondola. Scientific data captured from Joe’s jump was shared with U.S. research personnel for development of the space program. Today Felix and his specialized team hope to take what was learned from Joe’s jumps more than 50 years ago and press forward to test the edge of the human envelope.


40 posted on 10/14/2012 8:14:45 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (".....All 57 states (or is it 58?) must stand together and defeat O'bozo!.....")
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To: EveningStar

Any chance to use the aviation/aerospace ping list to revive this thread?

Felix is on his way!


51 posted on 10/14/2012 9:05:12 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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