Forums Splitboard Talk Forum 120,000 foot skydive Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total) Author Posts October 9, 2012 at 2:36 am #577366 libtechsplit 198 Posts in the “off topic but interesting” category… redbull is going to broadcast live the world record skydive attempt, tomorrow morning at 6:30 am MST. the jumper is hoping to break the sound barrier. he will jump from his helium ballon capsule when it reaches the stratosphere, wearing only a pair of speedo’s. I kid you not. http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/ be there – witness the spectacle. (ok, i kid a little bit.) October 9, 2012 at 2:55 am #659838 saign 330 Posts I know Art Thompson who built the capsule and is the head of this project, as well as Felix ,the guy who’s jumping. They’re both super good guys. They’ve been working on this for the last 5 years, it’s fuggn gnarly! I’ve been in the capsule, seen this from the start, and could have worked on it if I wanted too. He’s not in speedo’s, he’s wearing a space suit. Supposedly if a human reaches the speed of sound without being encased in the proper container their blood will boil…although no one knows, because it’s never been done. Felix said that it doesn’t even feel like you’re falling, or going fast because there is no depth perception, it doesn’t seem like the ground is getting closer for a long time. The last jump was 60,000 or somewhere around there, and he was free falling for like 4 minutes. October 9, 2012 at 4:46 am #659839 libtechsplit 198 Posts lol, way to poke holes in my fun with all that reality stuff… It is a mind blowing thing they are attempting, i read some of the background on the website, and if i can make it to work by 530 my time, i fully intend to watch it, I.T. bandwidth nazi’s be damned. saign, you must have a pretty good job, if you chose NOT to work on something thats damn close to NASA level type sheeit. still, without Redbull speedo’s , his glory WILL be reduced somewhat. Maybe they’ll be under the space suit. October 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm #659840 libtechsplit 198 Posts launch delayed til 11:30 MST – you can still be there when it happens! October 9, 2012 at 2:49 pm #659841 saign 330 Posts you’re right…he would get way more gnar points in speedos October 9, 2012 at 7:05 pm #659842 classicauto 152 Posts @saign wrote: Felix said that it doesn’t even feel like you’re falling, or going fast because there is no depth perception, it doesn’t seem like the ground is getting closer for a long time. The last jump was 60,000 or somewhere around there, and he was free falling for like 4 minutes. Apparently the lack of atmosphere prevents any rippling or wind noise on the suit as well, furthering the feelling of being still. October 10, 2012 at 4:32 am #659843 libtechsplit 198 Posts well, no grand spectacle today, hopefully they get another weather window and try again soon… October 10, 2012 at 5:08 am #659844 saign 330 Posts Ya I was watching when the decided to pull the plug…Hopefully they get a window soon, or it could be off till spring October 11, 2012 at 2:55 am #659845 libtechsplit 198 Posts damn i hope not, this could be a life marker for me. i have an atrocious day to day memory, i need spectacular events as time waypoints. for example – the space shuttle Columbia explosion in 2003 – i was moving to B.C. on that day. literally driving here with all my stuff in a motorhome, listening to the radio. October 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm #659846 libtechsplit 198 Posts wooo what do i wake up to? the capsule is already at 60,000 feet! October 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm #659847 burton 329 Posts yeaha – drink red bull and all thing s work well nice job felix baumgartner burton October 15, 2012 at 12:08 am #659848 saign 330 Posts I totally missed it 😥 I saw last night on facebook that they were rushing back to Roswell, but I went fishing this morning and totally missed it (and got skunked) :banghead: Looks like it all went good. I’m super stoked for everyone involved. It’s been a long journey full of ups and downs to make that happen. Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.