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#1    joc

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

The Red Bull Stratos event featuring Felix Baumgartner is set to happen today.
You can watch it via Live Stream HERE


....it just occurred to me that I am probably the only person on this forum that doesn't own a television...so it's probably not a big deal for anyone else to have a live streaming link...nonetheless...and it may not even happen...I hope for Felix's sake it does.

Wishing you the best Felix!

Edited by joc, 14 October 2012 - 02:21 PM.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:48 PM

They are beginning to fill the Helium Weather Balloon....looks like this is a 'go'.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:51 PM

at 45000 feet

outside temperature -67 F  Capsule temp 57F

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Felix has a problem at 61,000 feet...no heat in his helmet...beginning to fog...seems to think it is a serious problem

Edited by joc, 14 October 2012 - 04:32 PM.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:33 PM

Approaching the Armstrong Line...at this altitude...63,000 feet...without pressurization blood begins to boil

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:43 PM

A little over 50k feet left to go. Still haven't heard if they fixed the heat in his helmet issue.


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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:00 PM

At 84000 feet,,,still no word about the helmet issue

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Still working on the helmet...trying to find out if he has heat on the faceplate...

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:36 PM

116 000 feet.....getting close now...whenever 'float' happens...that's when the balloon can't go any higher

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:39 PM

I suddenly am concerned that the balloon may burst before he gets out

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:45 PM

Beginning to go over the pre-jump check list....still climbing at 123000 feet

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:52 PM

Can't wait to see this....wishing him the best!


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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

Here's hoping he has a safe landing.


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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:59 PM

Good Luck Felix!  depressuring cabin now....

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:02 PM

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:19 PM

Congrats, Felix. Job well done!


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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:20 PM

Congratulations Felix! :tu:

Wow....what an exciting day this has turned out to be.   Thanks all for watching it with me!  I am so pumped up right now...

Edited by joc, 14 October 2012 - 06:23 PM.

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