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Postby greeney2 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:05 am

As I write this is happening live. He is assending now to 120,000 feet in a capsule by helium ballon. He will jump out and freefall to break the sound barriar. The list of things that could go wrong, is pretty horrifying, hope he makes it Okay. The man who set the record 40 years ago is part of is team. HIs jump was 102,000 feet, and did not break the sound barriar.

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Postby thunder » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:02 am

over 12 miles high now,
GOOD LUCK
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Postby thunder » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:09 am

speed 729 mph
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Postby thunder » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:17 am

GREAT landing !!!
congrats for the highest jump 28000 ft 24 miles up.
WELL DONE
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Postby En-Lugal » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:22 am

Damnit, I missed it. :wall:
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Postby thunder » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:34 am

3 world records broken !
highest jump 23 miles
broke sound barrier ( not oficial yet)
highest manned baloon flight.

that will stand a LONG time, last one stood 42 years till today.
his guardian angle was with him. when he started spining like a helacopter
that go scarry , but he regained controle. can u imagine falling 4 minutes +
reaching over 700 mph.

one word WOW
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Postby greeney2 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:58 am

He also did it on the anniversary of Chuck Yeagers X-1 flight breaking the sound barriar.

Looked like he was in a spin for a while at about 700mph.
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Postby capricorn » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:51 pm

En-Lugal wrote:Damnit, I missed it. :wall:

Me too! :wall:
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Postby rath » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:45 pm

watched it ......

he pulled his shoot way to early.

failed to break the free fall record & their not sure if he broke the sound barrier .....

Im sure he will give it another go soon tho.
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Postby greeney2 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:18 am

Highest previous record was 102,000 feet 40 years ago, his jump today was from 129,000 feet, they kept going up clearing some problems so jumped from 24 miles, hit speed well into the 800mph range, so broke the sound barriar.
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