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Skydiver to jump from 120,000 feet

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:44 AM

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Skydiver Felix Baumgartner is going to attempt a record-breaking sky dive from an astonishing 120,000 feet. In order to cope with the conditions at that height a specialised equipment manufacturer are designing a space suit that he will wear during the dive to protect him against extreme temperatures and to keep him alive.

"Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner wants to attempt a record-breaking free fall from 120,000 feet above the Earth. It's not the kind of jump a person can do with a conventional sky-diving suit and helmet. After all, Baumgartner will break the speed of sound during his fall. He will need life-support. "

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 12:14 PM

31 feet more, and it would be suicide!


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Posted 18 April 2010 - 01:38 PM

Wow! Good Luck to him!!!

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 01:47 PM



Think of the view he'll have. I mean he'll basically be airborne for several more minutes than anyone else who's skydived (spacedived?). Unreal. Kudos to him and I hope he does it. TLC needs to cover this story.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 04:49 PM

think about how cool it would be to see the earth from that high and just fall forever... epic.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:15 PM

This is lame, some guy already did it from like 102,000 feet over 30 years ago

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:43 AM

Just because we can do something... should we. Some people just can't say no.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 10:03 AM

Edit: nevermind

Edited by Cduchene1988, 20 April 2010 - 10:08 AM.

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