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Skydiver to try record-breaking jump from 23 miles up

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Detection    2,256

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    2,017

He's over 100,000ft!

Also higher than Kittinger's record

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Detection    2,256

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

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DocM    12,925

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

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MightyJordan    4,966

110,000ft now. Almost there!

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webeagle12    884

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    2,017

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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+E.worm Jimmy    9,984

getting close :)

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Lewism    43

Seconds now

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webeagle12    884

damn.... :s

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Intersect    231

CONGRATS to Felix and his crew on this record attempt.

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Elliot B.    1,159

Apparently he just landed.

Boring :(

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philcruicks    253

WOW, that was amazing.

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123456789A    4,709

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.    1,159

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    12,925

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    2,017

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    57

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

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+E.worm Jimmy    9,984

so, did he break the speed of sound record?

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Elliot B.    1,159

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    111

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    4,966

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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