Watch Supersonic Skydive Live: Video of Felix Baumgartner

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posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 05:58 AM
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Watch Supersonic Skydive Live: Video of Felix Baumgartner


news.nationalgeographic.com

Seven years in the making, the so-called Red Bull Stratos Mission to the Edge of Space is expected to break records as the highest, fastest, and longest-duration skydive.

Baumgartner's team estimates the Austrian sky diver and helicopter pilot will reach Mach 1.2—roughly 690 miles (1,110 kilometers) an hour—and free-fall for five and a half minutes before opening a parachute at 5,000 feet (1,524) to float him to the ground.

Originally scheduled for Monday but postponed due to projected high winds, the feat would make him the first human to break the sound barrier without the propu
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posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 05:58 AM
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A new frontier, supersonic (hu)man, another giant leap for mankind or a guy who just can't get enough? An awful lot can go wrong but what does that mean for the rest of us if he's successful and is the first human to reach supersonic speed in free-fall? In Felix Baumgartener's own words: "Since I was a little child, I was told don't fall off anything, don't go close to the edge. I wanted to see what's behind the edge, what's waiting for me." Anyhow, enjoy the show, it's on! 'Godspeed' Mr. Baumgartner.

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posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 06:03 AM
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About time! I've been trying to keep up with Stratos, but they keep giving me the run around. I want to see this what this guy has, space jump is baaaaad A.



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 06:19 AM
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will the jump streamed live ? which link is it ?



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 06:21 AM
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Baumgartner agrees: "[Joe] knows how lonely you are at that altitude." In fact, Baumgartner will not allow any voice other than Kittinger's in his helmet, so that's how the scientific and medical team on the ground will communicate with him. "It feels like, if Joe's there, nothing can go wrong."

But things can go wrong.
news.nationalgeographic.com...

That is related. I hope he has a damned good suit- which it looks like he does.
Tell you what, looks like the ultimate extreme sport ever. Instead of death row, we can give prisoners "one last chance" and televise it. evil laugh>.
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posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 06:26 AM
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It seems the 'official' Red Bull livestream is not yet up and running, Nat-Geo has an U.S. exclusive stream on its website. Additional linkage: space.com

live tweets from the team
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posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 07:03 AM
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what if he falls into some kind of time warp and lands in 1947???????



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 07:06 AM
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I assume its been thought of already but this is great research for astronauts if they need to bail out during orbit.
At least they will have an option to dive back home.



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 07:09 AM
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Is it known that he has flux capacitor build in his suit?
Awesomeness has no limits.



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 07:11 AM
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In 1960 Joe Kitinger jumped from a specialised helium balloon at just over 102, 800 feet. (approx 20 miles), he fell to Earth at the speed of sound but had no sensation of his speed and felt like he was suspended above the Earth.



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 07:13 AM
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Direct Link to the Live feed

Live Now! - Red Bull Stratos - freefall from the edge of space



Wait for the UFO comments!
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posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 07:15 AM
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Much appreciate the embedded livestream.^

Update: Weather Hold. The next possible launch time set for 7:30am, weather depending. Watch live in 20 minutes: win.gs
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posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 07:24 AM
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watching and waiting

its very cool seeing their sun come up



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 07:27 AM
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is there anyway to watch live online w/o the natgeo channel?
cancel that I got it thanks!
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posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 07:28 AM
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Originally posted by iwontrun
is there anyway to watch live online w/o the natgeo channel?


See my post above for the live feed without Nation Geographic.



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 07:31 AM
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Here's the link to RedBullStratos live broadcast. And there is the livefeed embedded a few posts up.



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 07:31 AM
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Originally posted by xXSvenXx
I assume its been thought of already but this is great research for astronauts if they need to bail out during orbit.
At least they will have an option to dive back home.


Uhh........lol astronauts orbit higher then that, if they had to bail out they would be incinerated before they got even a fraction of the way through our atmosphere..........not only that, orbiting the earth , youre moving way too fast..........

LoL funny post tho
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posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 07:35 AM
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ugh - stupid weather delays
Anyone else getting the feeling this was a huge waste of time and money (because its not going to happen at all, aside from the fact that it appears to be in general anyway).



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 07:40 AM
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I imagine smartarse if they were unable to return due to heat tile damage they would at least be able to position the craft/shuttle at a suitable position for an emergency dive.
And this dive would help with further understanding.



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 07:42 AM
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You're laughing, but...

Clark was married to space shuttle astronaut Laurel Clark, who was killed aboard Columbia while it was returning to Earth in 2003, and he has dedicated himself to improving astronauts’ chances of survival in a high-altitude disaster.

NASA is paying close attention, eager to improve its spacecraft and spacesuits for emergency escape, but is merely an observer; the energy drink maker is footing the bill and will not say how much it is costing.

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