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

    Brilliant.

    I've been waiting to watch this for ages.
    Let's just hope his chute opens
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    Re: Highest, fastest freefall attempt @ 12:00 UTC today

    Quote Originally Posted by wojox View Post
    sweet
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    Re: Highest, fastest freefall attempt @ 12:00 UTC today

    Gonna take about another 120 minutes to get to jumping altitude.

    Really cool that he chose Joseph Kittinger as his man on the ground, he's the only guy communicating directly with him. He must be reliving some memories at this moment.
    Last edited by mips; October 14th, 2012 at 04:49 PM.

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

    Exciting! Thanks for sharing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    Gonna take about another 120 minutes to get to jumping altitude.

    Really cool that he chose Joseph Kittinger as his man on the ground, he's the only guy communicating directly with him. He must be reliving some memories at this moment.
    I don't know if you've seen video of Kittinger's jump, but it looks incredibly crude compared to what's happening today.

    Video here: http://archive.org/details/JoeKittingerDive
    Last edited by oldos2er; October 14th, 2012 at 05:21 PM. Reason: added link

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

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
    I don't know if you've seen video of Kittinger's jump, but it looks incredibly crude compared to what's happening today.
    Yeah it did look pretty crude. Saw his jump some years ago on one of the channels like national geogrphic or discovery etc.

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

    Almost 3 million people watching live on YouTube. Cool.

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

    Anybody know if any of the international news channels are covering this (cnn, bbc, sky, rt etc)?

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

    Anyone experiencing streaming issues? Sometimes the connection is lost and I get just TV noise and an error message from YouTube. I hope this doesn't happen when he jumps.

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

    Thanks for the heads up. I had thought that this was over.. been busy at work the last few days. He is approaching 85,000 feet just now.

    To the person above me. I haven't had any streaming issues so far.
    I've lit a lamp in many a storm...

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