Felix Baumgartner

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by RB, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Don't know if I am the only nerd to have watch Felix jump today. I found the whole trip up and the descent to be fascinating. Don't know what real science they did but watching him step out on the platform and then depart the capsule was breathtaking.

    128,000 feet straight down!

     
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  2. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    guy's got some brass, eh? it was pretty dang amazing....
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    That's a couple feet farther than I've ever jumped.
     
  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member


    That's not brass.

    You want brass? Check out Chuck Yeager's history.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/15/us/nevada-yeager-anniversary-flight/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

    and

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_yeager

     
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  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

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  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    True. I couldn't jump out of a functioning aircraft. It's just not in my make-up to do that.

    (ObTSA/Travel: Of course, I also couldn't stick my hands down someone's pants looking for "prohibited items" unless I had reasonable suspicion or probable cause to do so, either... So, the people working for the TSA are directly contradictory to people like Chuck Yeager. He's got balls of brass. TSA employees are nutless, soulless, unethical monsters.)
     
  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    While in the service I made one jump just to see what it was like. Very pregnant wife on the ground watching. After the chute is open it really is a very pleasant ride. Not pleasant enough to do it twice, at least not unless I had to.
     

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