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The highest/mach1freefall jump is set for today

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    I could black-out just thinking about it.:)
    Good luck to him though.
     
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    Noticed there's a 20s delay on the 'live' feed... just in case! :eek:
     
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    Yes I was going to include that as well tifosi

    It is in case he gets shredded going through the sound barrier... I don't think anyone wants to watch the man die.

    Or second scenario, there you are having cocktails on your East to West coast flight when a man in a white suit goes whizzing past your window, minus a couple of extremities - fingers crossed for him
     
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    Dunno, might make good tv! Better than X-factor!

    Hope it's not on a flight path. Ploughing through a fusilage at 600mph might hurt a bit!

    Good luck to the guy. Hope he makes it and the full flight appears on the web. I'll be watching.

    http://youtu.be/c7BFkOrlTVM
     
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    This guy is the coolest guy in the world without question.

    Total hero of mine. Makes me laugh when people crap themselves doing a bungee jump off a crane - this guy takes it to a totally different level.
     
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    I believe the schedule is, ourtime, Midday launch (2 hour ascent) 2'oclock this afternoon he jumps.

    which is around 7am (for him) Colorado time
     
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    Thanks. Was going to ask if there was a live stream...
     
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    Keeps getting delayed. Weather i'd imagine.

    If he lands in my back garden, i'll get a photo and post it up :p
     
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    Ah well, back to work. 5.30pm earliest now...

    wonder how far away the capsule will end up?
     
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    Started... pumping up the balloon. Gonna need a big foot pump!
     
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    2 mins............................
     
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    1min.........................
     
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    its off again. im off to the pub
     
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    15hrs to go.... looks promising for a 1pm gmt launch?
     
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    I reckon, they had no-idea just how much interest this would generate. It's been up at the top of the viewing figures all week.

    So

    HEY boys "Lets go for Prime Sunday Morning viewing" Good on RedBull for being the Major Sponsor.

    It's becoming a bit like one of those "Will She -Won't She" moments for those of us with long enough memories :) > :(
     
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    It's today or probably not this year... no more spare balloons. Pretty expensive for a one shot only attempt!
     
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