The countdown has begun for Felix Baumgartner's epic jump from the edge of space!

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posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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Yup, the next window of opportunity appears to be on October 14th, after a front blows through the area.

I'm only 90 miles from Roswell, and I was out in the field with my binoculars, eager to see the balloon and capsule as it rose up (the air is very clear out here when there are no storms, and you can see a long way away), only to find out that it was cancelled yesterday.

The local news said that the balloon requires an almost windless atmosphere in order to launch. I'm shaking my head, thinking that they picked the wrong month. They may get lucky after the front comes through and there is a temporary lull before the winds pick up again, but don't be surprised if it gets cancelled a few more times. They should have done this in July.




posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 05:49 PM
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Imperial units...




posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 11:23 PM
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Seems like once he deploys his parachute the jerk from the change in speed could be dangerous...it would be fun to hang glide from that high and see how far someone could make it.



posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 09:24 AM
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Meteorologist Don Day has confirmed that a Thursday launch will not be possible. The next weather window opens on Sunday October 14th at 6:30 AM MDT.


LOL

So I am back, and I raced home because I thought I would miss it.

Well I was wrong



How is everyone doing? I had a busy couple of days, just came home from the gym. Feeling good



posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 09:26 AM
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I care about it, and if you don't why respond?

This is probably the longest Red Bull commercial EVER!



posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 09:29 AM
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You live near the site? That's cool, expect some UFO sightings tonight with that helium balloon on the run.






posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 09:31 AM
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Originally posted by FissionSurplus
Yup, the next window of opportunity appears to be on October 14th, after a front blows through the area.

I'm only 90 miles from Roswell, and I was out in the field with my binoculars, eager to see the balloon and capsule as it rose up (the air is very clear out here when there are no storms, and you can see a long way away), only to find out that it was cancelled yesterday.

The local news said that the balloon requires an almost windless atmosphere in order to launch. I'm shaking my head, thinking that they picked the wrong month. They may get lucky after the front comes through and there is a temporary lull before the winds pick up again, but don't be surprised if it gets cancelled a few more times. They should have done this in July.


You should be their weatherman


You live there so you know the weather cycles



posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 02:52 PM
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Meteorologist Don Day has confirmed that a Thursday launch will not be possible. The next weather window opens on Sunday October 14th at 6:30 AM MDT.

Good. They are going early, When The Winds Are Calmer!

Time Converter



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 07:12 AM
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.Earliest launch 0800 MDT **Winds at 13 knots at balloon top, 10 is max** The team is optimistic for good weather conditions today.
www.redbullstratos.com...

Wake up guys! Countdown at 1 hour 19 minutes - though the text says 0800 MDT (It's past that time here now.)

Weather dot com says Sunday and Monday are good days for Felix.
www.weather.com...

10 Day Forecast
www.weather.com...

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posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 07:25 AM
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Weather hold. Launch window opens @ 8:45 MDT. Wind too strong at top of balloon. Team optimistic conditions will improve.

www.redbullstratos.com...

Launch time's in about 2 hours & 19 minutes from now, been bumped back a bit.



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 07:28 AM
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Thanks, yes - just saw the change and came back to edit post - but- you got it already.


2 hours and 16 minutes now.



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 08:07 AM
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Countdown had ended.

Broadcast should start any second now.

edit: And we're live!
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posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 08:14 AM
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An hour and a half now. 8:45 MDT



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posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 08:40 AM
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posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 08:41 AM
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I hope it's not delayed this time. It's a lot of waiting.

Especially the 2 hour ascent....

But I guess once he leaves the ground, there is no turning back.
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posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 09:19 AM
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Now they say a launch "could come" at 10AM MDT which is another one and three-fourths hours from now.

They are waiting for high atmospheric winds to die down and won't inflate the balloons until it does.

Edit Update - They are now inflating the balloon. The winds (700 feet up) that have prolonged this departure are calming down.
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posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 09:49 AM
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This is a launch to send Baumgartner to an alien space ship.Top secret He won't come back down
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posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 09:57 AM
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Delayed one more hour.

I'm kinda losing hope on a launch today.



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 10:00 AM
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Originally posted by Nyiah
Delayed one more hour.

I'm kinda losing hope on a launch today.
See man they are waiting on the aliens and tricking us lol



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 10:02 AM
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Originally posted by Jobeycool

Originally posted by Nyiah
Delayed one more hour.

I'm kinda losing hope on a launch today.
See man they are waiting on the aliens and tricking us lol

Well geez, it's a big galaxy. They probably got lost on the way over.


And I guess the weather hold has been lifted, so this looks like it may in fact be the final delay.





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