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Skydiver to try record-breaking jump from 23 miles up

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Detection    2,255

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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Anibal P    2,048

He's over 100,000ft!

Also higher than Kittinger's record

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Detection    2,255

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

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DocM    14,820

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

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MightyJordan    6,521

110,000ft now. Almost there!

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webeagle12    928

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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Anibal P    2,048

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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+Jimmy #1    10,238

getting close :)

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Lewism    43

Seconds now

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webeagle12    928

damn.... :s

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Intersect    237

CONGRATS to Felix and his crew on this record attempt.

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Elliot B.    1,326

Apparently he just landed.

Boring :(

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philcruicks    257

WOW, that was amazing.

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123456789A    4,710

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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Elliot B.    1,326

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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DocM    14,820

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

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Anibal P    2,048

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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Crisp    3,271

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

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limok    58

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

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+Jimmy #1    10,238

so, did he break the speed of sound record?

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Elliot B.    1,326

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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Geoffrey B.    1,415

that was an epic feat, amazing to watch.

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rmorris003    11

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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derkim    110

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

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MightyJordan    6,521

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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