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azdaja
Oct 14th, 2012, 07:06 PM
no interest for this event here?

felix baumgartner jumped from the edge of space, from 39 kms, reached around 1100 kmph in free fall and landed safely in the desert. it looked insane. would you dare?

Bismarck.
Oct 14th, 2012, 07:15 PM
Fuck no. My knees went wobbly just watching it.

LoLex
Oct 14th, 2012, 07:16 PM
Yeah, I watched it. F*cking epic :sobbing:

Sammo
Oct 14th, 2012, 07:20 PM
no interest for this event here?

felix baumgartner jumped from the edge of space, from 39 kms, reached around 1100 kmph in free fall and landed safely in the desert. it looked insane. would you dare?

No way in hell

Natalicious
Oct 14th, 2012, 08:06 PM
it was awesome!!!
congrats felix

adam_ads_n
Oct 14th, 2012, 08:22 PM
Really awesome! Here it was broadcasted live in news channel. I am amazed, such a great achievement and 2 more kilometres than it was planned. Plus it was a bit of a drama - first - technical issues, then - freefalling without control for the first few moments.

Congrats Felix.

Direwolf
Oct 14th, 2012, 09:01 PM
128,000 feet height.
729 Miles Per Hour.
4 Minutes of free fall.

Breakin the speed of sound!!!!!!

Cilla
Oct 14th, 2012, 09:06 PM
It was unbelievable :bigcry:

azdaja
Oct 14th, 2012, 09:09 PM
in all honesty, i think if i get to do the praterturm i won't be scared of anything afterwards :lol:

UATJDA35wXk

after all, what's the difference between 110m and 40km?[/unconvincing]

no, seriously, this was amazing.

Cilla
Oct 14th, 2012, 09:23 PM
:sobbing:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbwawlZLBe1qzwh14o2_500.gif

Bismarck.
Oct 14th, 2012, 09:26 PM
How can a human body survive travelling at those speeds?

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 14th, 2012, 09:40 PM
That was amazing! :worship:

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 14th, 2012, 09:41 PM
How can a human body survive travelling at those speeds?

Mine wouldn't ! :lol:

azdaja
Oct 14th, 2012, 09:49 PM
How can a human body survive travelling at those speeds?
that's not so fascinating, we even had passanger planes reaching them.

the really fascinating thing is how you would feel looking at the earth below right before the jump. damn!

Timariot
Oct 14th, 2012, 10:30 PM
Awesome!

One nitpick though: they claimed he broke the altitude record: however, FAI only accepts altitude records where takeoff and landing are done with the same craft. This means that Baumgartners' altitude record will NOT be accepted, as he jumped out of the craft, and that old US Navy ballooners record will stay in the books. There was one guy who got to about 37 kilometres in 1966, but his record was also not accepted as he descended in his capsule.

August
Oct 14th, 2012, 10:37 PM
Too bad I missed it. :sad:

would you dare?

Parachute jumping (even from normal heights) is something I'd never do, at least before I'd retire. I don't think I would be afraid of jumping itself, I'd just be afraid of the fact that if something goes wrong, you're dead, and you weren't able to do the things you wanted. If I get paid so much that I could change my life, for sure I'd do a parachute jump, otherwise I'd regret not doing it. Otherwise maybe I could do a parachute jump once I've reached all my ambitions in life, maybe in the age of 70.

And could I jump from over 30,000 km? If I were routined to jump from high, then yes. There are things I've been scared to do, but once I've got routine, I've lost the fear.

Trih
Oct 14th, 2012, 10:50 PM
Saw everything from 1h before the jump, was absolutely awesome. I was shaking for the thrill. :lol:

Kon.
Oct 15th, 2012, 10:23 AM
I watched it. I was really nervous right before the jump. :sobbing:
Glad he did it, impressive stuff.

$uricate
Oct 15th, 2012, 10:39 AM
I'd do it.

I'm not frightened of dying.

Mary Cherry.
Oct 15th, 2012, 12:32 PM
This Felix guy is a bit of a looker :oh:

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Super Dave
Oct 15th, 2012, 01:19 PM
I can't even do rollercoasters.

edificio
Oct 15th, 2012, 07:59 PM
I can't even do rollercoasters.

I'm with you.

Riding on this thing (Praterturm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UATJDA35wXk)) would be equivalent for me.

An article I read said that he had to overcome feeling claustrophobic in the suit and helmet for so many hours. Incredible feat, and I'm sure he is happy it is over. :)

FedererBulgaria
Oct 15th, 2012, 10:08 PM
It was awesome to watch....it was like we`re back in the years when man step for the 1st time on Earth,so exciting!

Super Dave
Oct 16th, 2012, 02:59 AM
I can't stop watching him step off the platform...just incredible.

azdaja
Oct 16th, 2012, 09:56 PM
Riding on this thing (Praterturm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UATJDA35wXk)) would be equivalent for me.
i had already posted this, and danm, that's scary.

nevertheless, this is a different dimension.

Dominic
Oct 16th, 2012, 10:33 PM
Never eeeeever I have ridiculous vertigo, I get ultra scared just going up the stairs at the water slides, and I can't stand close to the fences, no kidding.

edificio
Oct 19th, 2012, 06:48 PM
i had already posted this, and danm, that's scary.

nevertheless, this is a different dimension.

I know. That's how I saw it. :) Thanks! Never riding that ride ever at all, nope!