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#46 vetDirtyLarry

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 16:16

Yep, site is working here.
Funny thing is I was going through the channels on TV and wound up stopping on it and had no idea it was what was being talked about in this thread until I clicked the website above. So yeah, it is on. (Y)


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Posted 14 October 2012 - 16:31

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

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 16:51

Gorgeous day over Roswell.

At 76,000 feet, >23k mters. Dropping ballast to rise faster & limit the eastward wind drift. Winds higher up should drive it back west though.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 16:52

Looks like he is fine @ 76,000ft

Can't imagine what is going through Felix's head

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 16:57

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Can't imagine what is going through Felix's head


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.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 17:00

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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Posted 14 October 2012 - 17:18

He's over 100,000ft!

Also higher than Kittinger's record

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 17:28

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

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 17:28

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

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 17:29

110,000ft now. Almost there!

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 17:30

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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Posted 14 October 2012 - 17:36

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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Posted 14 October 2012 - 17:56

getting close :)

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 18:06

Seconds now

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 18:08

damn.... :s