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Felix Baumgartner will attempt to jump from stratosphere today
Red Bull ^ | Oct 14, 2012 | Vince Ferrer

Posted on 10/14/2012 7:48:40 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer

There will be a second attempt today for Felix to jump from a ballon at 120,000 feet and parachute, breaking the record for high altitude jumps. There should be a live feed on the website.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; baumgartner; felixbaumgartner; isthereabook; isvegasinvolved; skydiving; soundbarrier; spacediving; spacejump; whataretheodds; wherecanibet
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51 posted on 10/14/2012 9:34:34 AM PDT by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: US_MilitaryRules
We shall see and a bump to the top

Let's hope we don't see him bump at the bottom.

52 posted on 10/14/2012 9:45:23 AM PDT by bgill
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To: GRRRRR

he’s still ascending is everything okay? (can’t listen, doing other things, but have the video open)


53 posted on 10/14/2012 9:45:53 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: al baby
All this tells me is that Red Bull is way overpriced

3X the price of regular soft drinks (which are already hugely profitable) with the same ingredient cost, LOL.

54 posted on 10/14/2012 9:46:21 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Gaffer

“Here’s hoping those big brass balls don’t cause any problems on the way down.”

That’s what they’re using as the ballast.


55 posted on 10/14/2012 9:47:45 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: nascarnation

cost pennies sell for dollars


56 posted on 10/14/2012 9:48:08 AM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: visualops

They cut away from the capcom communication. And I heard no mention by the commentator at all about the visor heater.


57 posted on 10/14/2012 9:48:27 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Carlucci; Future Snake Eater

Thank you very much. Watching of TV is preferable to watching a web stream for me.


58 posted on 10/14/2012 9:50:17 AM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: al baby

It’s a great business model.
They spend incredible amounts on advertising.


59 posted on 10/14/2012 9:51:33 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: ALASKA; ActionNewsBill; A knight without armor; albertp; aragorn; areafiftyone; aruanan; ...

FYI: Dual thread pings..


60 posted on 10/14/2012 9:56:50 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: al baby

I’ve watched the price of brand name soda go through the roof. Then they did what the candy bar makers did (same price smaller product) and they now sell “cases” of 20 cans. Of course, they have to pay for millions in advertising and sponsorships somehow.


61 posted on 10/14/2012 9:56:54 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: al baby
All this tells me is that Red Bull is way overpriced

These types of consumer products spend boatloads of money on advertising. Red Bull has 2.6 million people watching the You Tube feed alone, and has been getting its name in the news for about a year on this project. It is a great way to advertise in the internet age. I like it better than just spending the equivalent money on super bowl ads.

62 posted on 10/14/2012 10:03:38 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Been watching hope they can dope out the face mask heat problem


63 posted on 10/14/2012 10:13:56 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: visualops

Seems like everything is OK.

Passing through 94,500ft, still working on the visor heating issue.

Visor has electric heating wires in it...

About 20 minutes to jump.


64 posted on 10/14/2012 10:14:09 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Vince Ferrer

4,005,539 watching now
(Youtube).


65 posted on 10/14/2012 10:14:26 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Riley

just passed through the Kittenger jump height of 102,800ft.

Heading past 104,000ft.
Maybe 15 mins to jump...approx 120,000 or slightly higher they saying...


66 posted on 10/14/2012 10:23:39 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Riley

Crossed 100,000 feet.

Getting into X-15 regions. Passed SR-71 as well.


67 posted on 10/14/2012 10:25:08 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Riley

4,615,040 Watching Youtube.


68 posted on 10/14/2012 10:31:06 AM PDT by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: KevinDavis

When does Helium STOP rising ?


69 posted on 10/14/2012 10:31:34 AM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Zeneta

Calling the visor heater a “minor problem”

I wonder what the ramifications are.


70 posted on 10/14/2012 10:34:28 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

I’d be worried about equalizing the pressure.


71 posted on 10/14/2012 10:35:46 AM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: don-o

If he jumps without heat for the visor, it’s likely his breath will freeze on the inside and obscure his vision on the way down...

Don’t know if there is a point where is would not condense and freeze...like frost on your inside window in Winter...

We’ll find out.


72 posted on 10/14/2012 10:37:40 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: don-o

Visor could ice up inside suit and he’d have no visibility.


73 posted on 10/14/2012 10:38:44 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: don-o

BTW, you should add this to your music video list:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSif77IVQdY&feature=related


74 posted on 10/14/2012 10:39:33 AM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: nascarnation

I don’t drink sodas, neither did my parents, neither do my kids. But I just might order a Red Bull next time I can!


75 posted on 10/14/2012 10:39:48 AM PDT by golux
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To: GRRRRR

Why did Discovery go to playing Mythbusters?


76 posted on 10/14/2012 10:40:24 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Zeneta

May God be with you.


77 posted on 10/14/2012 10:41:55 AM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: hattend

Its on CNN...cool.

Never thought I would be watching CNN


78 posted on 10/14/2012 10:42:29 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Zeneta

This baloon and load levels out at about 125,000 feet


79 posted on 10/14/2012 10:43:37 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: hattend

DirecTV Ch. 278 is up and live.

Going through egress checklist at 122,000 feet.
Jump is still on.


80 posted on 10/14/2012 10:44:42 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: hattend
Why did Discovery go to playing Mythbusters?

Mine didn't. Still on the ascent as of 1:40 pm EDT.

81 posted on 10/14/2012 10:44:44 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Cboldt

Thanks,

How about just the Helium ?


82 posted on 10/14/2012 10:45:02 AM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: nascarnation

Looks like the ascent has stalled at max float height, approx. 122,000ft. or 37,266 meters


83 posted on 10/14/2012 10:46:17 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Zeneta

The helium will dissipate and escape to space. Solar wind probably pushes it around.


84 posted on 10/14/2012 10:46:43 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

Max altitude now.


85 posted on 10/14/2012 10:46:43 AM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: GRRRRR

I am on basic cable. Waaah!


86 posted on 10/14/2012 10:46:48 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

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


87 posted on 10/14/2012 10:47:24 AM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: don-o

Probably fogging/condensation on the inside.


88 posted on 10/14/2012 10:49:10 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: nascarnation

Hmmm...I’m on Disc Chan West and they are on Mythbusters.

So, on CNN

Going through pre-egress check at this time.


89 posted on 10/14/2012 10:49:13 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Cboldt

How in the world is there still helium on or around sea level ?

Where or how is it produced ?

I need to do some research.


90 posted on 10/14/2012 10:49:25 AM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Abigail Adams

Sudden burst of climb, taking the capsule well over 126,588ft. Venting some He from the ballooooon.

Now over 127,000...holy moley 24miles+


91 posted on 10/14/2012 10:49:44 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Abigail Adams

Climbing pretty fast at 125,000 feet - releasing helium to slow the ascent


92 posted on 10/14/2012 10:50:12 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: GRRRRR

127K and still rising

Egress check coming up


93 posted on 10/14/2012 10:50:36 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Poor Sarah Palin enduring a ridiculous FOX interview on another monitor. Arlen Specter just died.


94 posted on 10/14/2012 10:51:13 AM PDT by golux
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To: Zeneta

Our helium is taken from oil and gas wells.


95 posted on 10/14/2012 10:51:32 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: GRRRRR

Visor heat is apparently ON.

Beginning egress checklist, depressurizing suit.

CapCom is finally receiving confirmations from Felix.
Felix slow on the verbal responses it seems...


96 posted on 10/14/2012 10:52:03 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: hattend

Stable at 127,462 ft

Holy crap this is so cool.


97 posted on 10/14/2012 10:52:16 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Cboldt

scary


98 posted on 10/14/2012 10:53:05 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: Cboldt

So, can I assume that it is a natural by product of carbon degradation ?

Entropy


99 posted on 10/14/2012 10:54:45 AM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: All

CNN (and other news channels) can’t resist talking and talking and talking. Just let the event happen. Jeez.


100 posted on 10/14/2012 10:55:00 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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