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#61 xSuRgEx

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 18:19

CONGRATS to Felix and his crew on this record attempt.


#62 Elliot B.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 18:19

Apparently he just landed.

Boring :(

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 18:19

WOW, that was amazing.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 18:21

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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Posted 14 October 2012 - 18:24

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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Posted 14 October 2012 - 18:25

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

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 18:25

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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Posted 14 October 2012 - 18:25

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

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 18:26

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

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 18:26

so, did he break the speed of sound record?

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 18:27

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

I bet it wasn't live.

#72 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 18:27

that was an epic feat, amazing to watch.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 18:27

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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Posted 14 October 2012 - 18:29

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

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 18:29

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...