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During just a 28,500 civilian style HALO my mind was hyperfocused on my gear and nothing else. I suspect he's even more so.

I agree, my gf was saying I bet he's s**t bored waiting to get there, I said no way, 2 hours to us probably feels like 2 minutes to him, he`ll be on brain overdrive checking everything 100x over

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He's over 100,000ft!

Also higher than Kittinger's record

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Not long to go now, the balloon will pop around 120-130k ft

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112k-ft, 34k-meters, a bit of faceplate fogging.- a heater problem.

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110,000ft now. Almost there!

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Jumper says he has lost all heat, red light is ON on his suit and they have cut back to mission control, hope the guy is alright

Heat is still working but there is a issue with it

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Not long to go now, the balloon will pop around 120-130k ft

It won't pop at 120-130, it stops ascending somewhere in that range and stabilizes allowing the jump to go forwards

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getting close :)

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Seconds now

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damn.... :s

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CONGRATS to Felix and his crew on this record attempt.

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Apparently he just landed.

Boring :(

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WOW, that was amazing.

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CNN's coverage was lame. They showed the ascent, but once he jumped... nothing but talking heads.

"He's down safely now."

Oh, thanks for letting me know.

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CNN's coverage was lame. They showed the ascent, but once he jumped... nothing but talking heads.

"He's down safely now."

Oh, thanks for letting me know.

They're not allowed to show anything more.

Do you expect them to show live footage of things going wrong and him plummeting to his death?

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Once the data's collected and victory laps it's straight to the Smithsonian for a lot of that gear.

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They're not allowed to show anything more.

Do you expect them to show live footage of things going wrong and him plummeting to his death?

Discovery channel broadcast the whole jump live till after he landed, was damn nice to see.

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Can we do something worthwhile and go to Mars now? Lol.

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Youtube was crap also, constant buffering missed most of the action.

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so, did he break the speed of sound record?

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Discovery channel broadcast the whole jump live till after he landed, was damn nice to see.

I bet it wasn't live.

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that was an epic feat, amazing to watch.

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Sportsnet had the feed here in Canada and they did not announce if he broke the speed of sound yet they still have to find out.

The website was on a 20 second delay just in case something went wrong.

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Also German TV showed the complete jump. I hoped he say something in his native language, his words was... boring.

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They're not allowed to show anything more.

Do you expect them to show live footage of things going wrong and him plummeting to his death?

BBC News 24 showed the whole thing live; it was identical to YouTube's coverage.

I bet it wasn't live.

Well, it was ahead of the YouTube stream for me...

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