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This is simply amazing. I would have loved to be in his shoes!

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"Austria's Felix Baumgartner earned his place in the history books on Sunday Oct 14 after overcoming concerns with the power for his visor heater that impaired his vision and nearly jeopardized the mission.

Baumgartner reached an estimated speed of 1,342.8 km/h (Mach 1.24) jumping from the stratosphere, which when certified will make him the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall and set several other records* while delivering valuable data for future space exploration."
 

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I want to see his helmet cam now!!! I guess we will have to wait till the Discovery special on it to see it...
 

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Unfortunately I was not able to watch it live. :( Yea gonna have to wait. :tremble
 

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Sweet. I was wondering how he did.
 

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this conversation has been ongoing in the BS thread. I was super bummed I had an appointment which meant I left when he was still climbing at 80,000 some-odd feet. I got some updates along the way but i did not indeed get to witness the actual event.

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but kudos to him for doing it- that's insane- literally insane.
 
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Well since he is still alive I wouldn't consider it a "death" spiral.

And if you feel 23 plus mile fall from space.... Doesn't warrant a shit shit shit moment I don't know what wouldn't.
 
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That is funny boner. Leave it to the news to not have a clue.

Also sry for posting up something that was already being discussed. I looked around but didn't see it when I posted up..... didn't look hard enough I guess.
 

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No worries... Lots of stuff gets buried under the BS thread... Pretty sure this deserves its own!
 
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