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Hey Mike. I jumped from 3,500 feet and was sh--ing my pants, 23 miles? got to admire the blokes bottle. Mind you if anything goes wrong at either height its the same result. Some poor sod is scraping you off the tarmac and sending you home in a baccy tin. Hope all goes well for him.
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Countdown started 1hr 30 to go
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80,000ft and ascending.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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Amazing! watched it with the kids - they were silent for the first time all day.
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Well he's back down to earth and it looks like he left Joe with one record of the longest freefall he did 4min 22 Joe did 4 min 36

But it was Brilliant
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now that is one brave man! respect! :shock:
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jonwrightk7 wrote:now that is one brave man! respect! :shock:
Team are claiming supersonic speed was attained - and all done under the weakest of power providers - gravity.

And a sky diver with absolute class who landed the jump at walking pace on his feet. Live footage during the freefall appeared scary until he regained a face down attitude. With Joe Kittinger as project 'cap com', perhaps Felix left him one of the four records as a thank you (?).
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With Joe Kittinger as project 'cap com', perhaps Felix left him one of the four records as a thank you (?).
Or maybe having his liver centrifuged out of his ear for four minutes was quite enough.
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The headcam shot made me feel sick

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Hi Alain looks like the Red Bull lot have blocked your head cam link through copyright when i clicked on it just now. What an Awesome guy and an awesome achievement! As Felix was preparing to leave the relative safety of his capsule all were quiet in this household too Bill and you could feel the shear tension!!! My god never have I had my heart in my mouth,dry mouth and stomach tension as he saluted and rolled forward out of the capsule and fell back to earth! Today's/yesterdays papers as always have conflicting speeds reached by Felix and what actually happened in their blow by blow accounts. Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep respect for this guy and this outstanding achievement.
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