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Skydiver to jump from 120,000 feet

Posted on Sunday, 18 April, 2010 | Comment icon 7 comments

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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."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by behaviour??? on 18 April, 2010, 12:14
31 feet more, and it would be suicide! Thanks B???
Comment icon #2 Posted by Samuronin on 18 April, 2010, 13:38
Wow! Good Luck to him!!!
Comment icon #3 Posted by DigitalSentinal on 18 April, 2010, 13:47
In-sane... Holy... 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.
Comment icon #4 Posted by the rebirth on 18 April, 2010, 16:49
think about how cool it would be to see the earth from that high and just fall forever... epic.
Comment icon #5 Posted by RamboIII on 18 April, 2010, 21:15
This is lame, some guy already did it from like 102,000 feet over 30 years ago
Comment icon #6 Posted by Shadow_of_Man on 19 April, 2010, 0:43
Just because we can do something... should we. Some people just can't say no.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Cduchene1988 on 20 April, 2010, 10:03
Edit: nevermind

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