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    Highest, fastest freefall attempt @ 12:00 UTC today

    http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Baumgartner
    October 9, 2012 has been set for Baumgartner to attempt to go supersonic when he jumps from a record altitude of 23 miles (37 km) over New Mexico.[19] Following a bad weather forecast on 5 October 2012 the jump attempt was rescheduled for October 9 2012

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    Re: Highest, fastest freefall attempt @ 12:00 UTC today

    He would reach terminal velocity and slow down quickly.

    Of course, the atmosphere is thinner where he's jumping, so he might make it.

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    Re: Highest, fastest freefall attempt @ 12:00 UTC today

    Quote Originally Posted by IWantFroyo View Post
    He would reach terminal velocity and slow down quickly.

    Of course, the atmosphere is thinner where he's jumping, so he might make it.
    He got pretty close on a previous jump at lower altitude so lets see what happens.

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    Re: Highest, fastest freefall attempt @ 12:00 UTC today

    Just been aborted due to high winds.

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    Re: Highest, fastest freefall attempt @ 12:00 UTC today

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
    Just been aborted due to high winds.
    Might be very selfish of me but kinda glad as the power here went off so I would have missed the live stream. Also safer for him, win-win situation

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    Re: Highest, fastest freefall attempt @ 12:00 UTC today

    Crazy, what next Bungy Jumping off the ISS ?

    Crazy people, also throwing up in a helmet at the edge of space yuk and how is the carrot man supposed to get there
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    Re: Highest, fastest freefall attempt @ 12:00 UTC today

    Looks like they are going ahead today!

    He's in the capsule and they are busy inflating the balloon.

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    Re: Highest, fastest freefall attempt @ 12:00 UTC today

    sweet

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    Re: Highest, fastest freefall attempt @ 12:00 UTC today

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    [...] how is the carrot man supposed to get there
    I don't envy the guy, but it sounds exciting.

    Kiwi, dare I ask who the carrot man is?

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    Re: Highest, fastest freefall attempt @ 12:00 UTC today

    Just launched and now at about 9000ft / 2750m

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