Live Video: The leap from the edge of space

posted at 12:31 pm on October 14, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

A little break from politics on this Sunday. When this article goes live, you will be able to join, in progress, an attempt at breaking a record which has stood since 1960. At approximately 11:30 AM eastern time this morning, Felix Baumgartner lifted off in a capsule under a massive helium balloon. Over the next two hours, he will attempt to fly it up to more than 120,000 feet – pretty much to the edge of space. Once there, he’s going to … get out.

As the winds calmed Sunday morning, Felix Baumgartner’s team made the critical decision to begin inflating an enormous helium balloon designed to carry him to the stratosphere, where he hoped to make the highest jump in history and become the first sky diver to break the speed of sound. ..

Mr. Baumgartner, wearing a pressurized suit to survive in the near vacuum at the edge of space, planned to step off the capsule above 120,000 feet and quickly break the sound barrier, reaching a speed of more than 700 miles an hour. He expected to free fall for five and a half minutes before deploying his parachute a mile above the ground.

Mr. Baumgartner, a professional daredevil, was backed by a NASA-style mission control operation at an airfield in Roswell that involved 300 people, including more than 70 engineers, scientists and physicians who have been working for five years on the project, called Red Bull Stratos, after the drink company that has financed it.

For those who have the Discovery Channel, they’re covering it live there, with cameras mounted inside and outside the capsule, as well as on the ground. Succeed or fail, they should catch the entire thing on live TV. But if you’d rather get together and chat about it here, I’ll embed the live video feed from Space.com below.

The record that Baumgartner is trying to break was set by one of the last surviving (today) supermen from the early era of space exploration and test pilot glory. Joe Kittinger made his leap more than fifty years ago, and his story is simply amazing. He’s long been a personal hero of mine, as he was to most of us who have ever spent their time in sport skydiving. (I haven’t jumped since the 90′s.) And Joe is not only still alive, he’s on the ground with Felix’s crew, talking him through it as he ascends and prepares to jump.

But enough from me… here’s the video. Enjoy.


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We can be proud that this sort of thing happens in America– even when the star of the show is foreign. This is still where people come to be exceptional.

ChicagoJewishGuy on October 14, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Well said.

Mr_Magoo on October 14, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Thank you, HA !!!
We NEEDED to sit and watch the Cowboys with Mom, today, and bc of you, we could STILL witness this on our Droid !!!!!
It all ran well , very clearly, PERFECT.
Y’all did good !!!

pambi on October 14, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Romney should use this as US exceptionalism and compare it to Obama gutting NASA.

Mr_Magoo on October 14, 2012 at 2:19 PM

THIS, X 100,000,000

PappyD61 on October 14, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Nice job Felix and Red Bull! Bravo!

SauerKraut537 on October 14, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Brilliant…..

theblacksheepwasright on October 14, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Can’t wait for the presser, this is incredible.

TXUS on October 14, 2012 at 2:25 PM

PRIVATE SECTOR get up and go did it.

The government didn’t build that.

PappyD61 on October 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

A+++++

Del Dolemonte on October 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

That was amazing. Watched it all on Discovery. Perfect landing. It was also great to see that Joseph Kittinger was able to be an integral part through the entire process as (most of) his records were broken.

Gingotts on October 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Looks like fun. Did your ears pop?

Speakup on October 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

This thing was 5 years in the making and it was an international effort, lead by American exceptionalism, that has been a shared experience we can all revel in. Can’t wait to see the BBC documentary which they said should be out in about 4 weeks.

stukinIL4now on October 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM

And exhale.

Abby Adams on October 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Romney should use this as US exceptionalism and compare it to Obama gutting NASA.

Mr_Magoo on October 14, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Romney should disband NASA. Sell it to RedBull. Private money paid for this successful jump.

faraway on October 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Capitalism: “I won”

faraway on October 14, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Live press conference coming up shortly on the YouTube feed.

stukinIL4now on October 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Thanks for posting the link HotGas…That was edge o’ the seat fun

workingclass artist on October 14, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Just amazing to watch him drop away! Hope he broke sound barrier.

tim c on October 14, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Congratulations Mr. Baumgartner. That was breathtaking.

And now, the mother in me says, don’t do it again! ;-)

Flora Duh on October 14, 2012 at 2:33 PM

I think it’s pretty cool that this young man has broken some very serious records and Mr. Kittinger still gets to share part of it with his freefall time record.

Just an awesome event.

hawkdriver on October 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Color me unimpressed. Not only did we do this 50 years ago, but then we did it for a reason. This was nothing more than glorified flagpole sitting.

JFS61 on October 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Mr. Kittinger still gets to share part of it with his freefall time record.

hawkdriver on October 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

I liked that part and wonder if the early opening of the parachute was planned.

Either way, class.

cozmo on October 14, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Wonder if bho will somehow take credit? He always has to stick his nose in someones success to do so?

I hope Mitt is the first to call and congratulate him!
L

letget on October 14, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Check out this photo taken just before he took the plunge.

https://twitter.com/57UN/status/257547773975601152/photo/1

Flora Duh on October 14, 2012 at 2:36 PM

JFS61 on October 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Yes dear, here have a cookie.

cozmo on October 14, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Bravo, Mr. Baumgartner. Bravo,Red Bull. Bravo, Capitalism. Bravo, America.

America-hating Obamanoids hardest hit.

petefrt on October 14, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Mr. Baumgartner flew, Big Bird did not.

From the capsule’s nest that capitalism built and with a daring leap he lept from 24.5 miles up and landed on Earth 4 minutes later with outstretched arms, “Yeah!, we won!” Red Bull sales soon to skyrocket.

Ultimate nirvana in capitalism. Everybody’s happy except for the remaining hoards of liberals.

Kokonut on October 14, 2012 at 2:37 PM

I just saw this live and it was SIMPLY HEAVENESQE!

Congratulations go to Felix and his team.

Reminded me of the FIRST “SPACE SHUTTLE” Launch and Landing. I still remember the hooting and hollering that preceded and succeeded both the launch and landing events.

Need to bring that greatness back to this Country.

OneConservative on October 14, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Color me unimpressed. Not only did we do this 50 years ago, but then we did it for a reason. This was nothing more than glorified flagpole sitting.

JFS61 on October 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

So you’re not impressed by free market capitalism using their money as they choose.

Got it.

Flora Duh on October 14, 2012 at 2:39 PM

That was cool!

Talon on October 14, 2012 at 2:40 PM

See, that makes me want to drink Red Bull.

Cindy Munford on October 14, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Wonder if bho will somehow take credit? He always has to stick his nose in someones success to do so?
I hope Mitt is the first to call and congratulate him!
letget on October 14, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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I can picture Barry and Dingy Harry muttering, “but, but, they didn’t build it.”
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Way to go Felix and Redbull.

diogenes on October 14, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Can someone suggest to Mitt Romney to go and visit and congratulate Mr. Baumgartner?

Kokonut on October 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Just amazing to watch him drop away! Hope he broke sound barrier.

tim c on October 14, 2012 at 2:31 PM

.
That camera view from above him as he “stepped off”, was absolutely awesome !

: )

listens2glenn on October 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Color me unimpressed. Not only did we do this 50 years ago, but then we did it for a reason. This was nothing more than glorified flagpole sitting.

JFS61 on October 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Thanks so much for sharing that.

-2

Del Dolemonte on October 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Color me unimpressed. Not only did we do this 50 years ago, but then we did it for a reason. This was nothing more than glorified flagpole sitting.

JFS61 on October 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Well, bless your little heart. Time for a Vodka and Red Bull!!

olddog58 on October 14, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Color me unimpressed. Not only did we do this 50 years ago, but then we did it for a reason. This was nothing more than glorified flagpole sitting.

JFS61 on October 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

And yet, you felt compelled to share that bit of ennui with us.

Is your need to be mocked that over-powering?

Solaratov on October 14, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Felix has the right stuff.

iPhone 5 wallpaper here:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=16039106&postcount=2632

clayj on October 14, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Is your need to be mocked that over-powering?

Solaratov on October 14, 2012 at 2:52 PM

He could go take another dump in the Specter thread.

cozmo on October 14, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Romney should use this as US exceptionalism and compare it to Obama gutting NASA.

Except it was an Austrian company and an Austrian who made the jump. They just did it here because we have flatter, bigger terrain.

clayj on October 14, 2012 at 2:55 PM

He didn’t make that jump, the govt did /

WisCon on October 14, 2012 at 2:56 PM

I’m not dismissing this accomplishment in any way, BTW: I think it’s amazing and admirable that a private company would sponsor something like this, and that there are brave souls who would risk their lives to push the envelope a bit further.

I’m just saying that no one should hold this up as an example of American exceptionalism. It would have been nice for an American company and an American to do what Austrians did today.

clayj on October 14, 2012 at 3:02 PM

That was pretty awesome, I can’t even imagine where people get the courage to do something like that. Good for Felix for pursuing his dream… I hope he broke the sound barrier.

scalleywag on October 14, 2012 at 3:06 PM

I don’t think people are holding this up as America’s exceptionalism. We held it up because capitalism won that day. It was the company who pushed the envelope. It was the company who risked their own money to make this work.

Kokonut on October 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Scalleywag: If he hit 729 MPH, then he most definitely did.

Although the speed of sound is not a constant (it’s 760 MPH at sea level and tends to drop off as you increase altitude), at the altitudes where he was freefalling, it was never higher than 706 MPH or so (falling off to as low as 660 MPH between 40,000 and 65,000 feet).

clayj on October 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Kokonut, Mr. Magoo proposed holding this up as an example of American exceptionalism. That’s what I was referring to — I should have quoted it.

clayj on October 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

clayj on October 14, 2012 at 3:02 PM

I get where you are coming from. Though many people gripe about other free countries not pulling their weight. Here is an example of many different peoples coming together to perform a task. It didn’t demand that the government do it, or the US government in particular. If the suit is certified, it will save the US taxpayer from having to foot the development for NASA to do it and keep the federal bureaucracy from being involved.

Win, win, win, except for nutballs and socialists.

cozmo on October 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

He broke the sound barrier

Shy Guy on October 14, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Romney should use this as US exceptionalism and compare it to Obama gutting NASA.

Except it was an Austrian company and an Austrian who made the jump. They just did it here because we have flatter, bigger terrain.

clayj on October 14, 2012 at 2:55 PM

But it is American exceptionalism in that we had the history of experience. And not to diminish the awesomeness of Baumgartner’s accomplishment, because I was as riveted to the TV as I was back in the 1960s and 1970s for nearly all of the space launches, but consider the major differences in all kinds of technology from when Kittinger did this in 1960. We have obviously far better communications to monitor and control the situation, along with advanced materials and just the experience of having done it before. What Kittinger did had a much higher factor of unknowns and risks–he went up in a gondola as opposed to a pressurized capsule.

stukinIL4now on October 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

See, that makes me want to drink Red Bull.

Cindy Munford on October 14, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Yack, you might act like Biden; I wouldn’t even want to taste it.

Instead, check this out.

Schadenfreude on October 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

How fast was he going when his chute deployed and why didn’t the velocity shred it to pieces?

Cleombrotus on October 14, 2012 at 3:16 PM

In the 1950s, Felix Baumgartner’s mom would say;
.
“Wherever your going,
just be home in time for dinner.”

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 14, 2012 at 3:17 PM

I wonder if he experienced that vapor cloud supersonic jets go through when they break the sound barrier.

Cleombrotus on October 14, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Cleombrotus on October 14, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Terminal velocity decreases as the atmosphere thickens.

Cleombrotus on October 14, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Not enough atmosphere, or moisture where he exceeded the speed of sound.

cozmo on October 14, 2012 at 3:25 PM

So they’ve basically told the aliens how to get to us. Terrific.

SouthernGent on October 14, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Don’t drink beer. Never had a Red Bull. Just bought a 6 pack. May not drink it but is the only way I could of voting YES.

jpcpt03 on October 14, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I’m not dismissing this accomplishment in any way, BTW: I think it’s amazing and admirable that a private company would sponsor something like this, and that there are brave souls who would risk their lives to push the envelope a bit further.

I’m just saying that no one should hold this up as an example of American exceptionalism. It would have been nice for an American company and an American to do what Austrians did today.

clayj on October 14, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Well, it was an American record being broken, and it was done on American soil.

And the American who originally set the record was an integral part of today’s success.

Del Dolemonte on October 14, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Fantastic!

albill on October 14, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Live press Conference about to begin

http://www.youtube.com/user/redbull/stratos

Del Dolemonte on October 14, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Felix did break the speed of sound. Mach 1.24

Del Dolemonte on October 14, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Most Excellent……………..730 M.P.H!!!!!!!!!

Hot D*mn!!

canopfor on October 14, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Felix Baumgartner’s 24-mile skydive becomes boon for social networks; nearly 7.3 million watched jump on YouTube – @AP

1 min ago from bigstory.ap.org by editor

24-mile skydive a boon for YouTube, social media
— Oct. 14 4:20 PM EDT
**********************

Felix Baumgartner’s 24-mile skydive from the stratosphere on Sunday was a boon for social networks as millions of users shared in the wonder of the moment from their computers, tablets and phones.

Here’s a look at how the world, through the Internet, watched the jump.

YOUTUBE:

As Baumgartner ascended in the balloon, so did the number of viewers watching YouTube’s live stream of the event. Its popularity grew as the moment of the jump drew closer, as people kept sharing links with each other on Twitter and Facebook and websites embedded the stream.

Nearly 7.3 million viewers were watching as Baumgartner sat on the edge of the capsule, moments before the jump.

In the United States, the opportunity to watch the jump on TV was limited to the Discovery Channel, though more than 40 television networks in 50 total countries carried the lived feed, organizers said. It was streamed by more than 130 digital outlets.

FACEBOOK:

After Baumgartner landed, sponsor Red Bull posted a picture of the daredevil on his knees to Facebook. In less than 40 minutes, the picture was shared more than 29,000 times and generated nearly 216,000 likes and more than 10,000 comments. Immediately after the jump, Red Bull solicited questions for Baumgartner through Facebook and Twitter, promising to answer three at a post-jump news conference.

TWITTER:

During the jump and the moments after Baumgartner safely landed, half the worldwide trending topics on Twitter had something to do with the jump — pushing past tweets about Justin Bieber and seven NFL football games being played at the same time. Celebrities of all kinds weighed in, including athletes, actors and high-profile corporate executives.

“It’s pretty amazing that I can watch, live on my computer, a man riding a balloon to the edge of space so he can jump out of it. (hashtag)TheFuture,” tweeted Wil Wheaton, who acted in the iconic science-fiction series “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

“Felix Baumgartner is a boss,” tweeted Jozy Altidore, a soccer player for the U.S. men’s national team.

REDDIT:

Two threads related to the jump made the front page of Reddit. Users quickly upvoted a request for Baumgartner to participate in an “Ask Me Anything” on the site, where users pepper someone on the site with questions about anything they want. President Barack Obama held court as the subject of a similar thread in August.

Nearly 29,000 users weighed in on a separate thread about the jump itself, voting it up and down and robustly commenting.
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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/24-mile-skydive-boon-youtube-social-media#overlay-context=users/rjagodzinski

canopfor on October 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Felix Baumgartner’s 24-mile skydive becomes boon for social networks; nearly 7.3 million watched jump on YouTube – @AP

canopfor on October 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM

The cool kids shared it here.

cozmo on October 14, 2012 at 4:54 PM

at the altitudes where he was freefalling, it was never higher than 706 MPH or so (falling off to as low as 660 MPH between 40,000 and 65,000 feet).

clayj on October 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

He hit 729+mph.

Wiki already has it posted that he broke the SB.

Solaratov on October 14, 2012 at 4:55 PM

canopfor on October 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM

The cool kids shared it here.

cozmo on October 14, 2012 at 4:54 PM

cozmo:U-Betcha!

canopfor on October 14, 2012 at 5:00 PM

clayj on October 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

From Wiki……………….

Baumgartner landed in eastern New Mexico after jumping from a world record 128,100 feet, or 24.26 miles, and broke the sound barrier as he traveled at speeds up to 833 mph. It was announced he was in freefall for 4 minutes, 20 seconds in the press conference after his jump.

Solaratov on October 14, 2012 at 5:01 PM

See, that makes me want to drink Red Bull.

Cindy Munford on October 14, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I’m going to buy a redbull today and drink it in their honor.

Ric on October 14, 2012 at 5:02 PM

From Liveleak,you’ll see the MPH’s!!

He stationary,for a minute,than dives,they have the altimeter at
128,000 feet!
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Red Bull Stratos – freefall from the edge of space
**************************************************
Video:(4:40)

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=22b_1350242622

canopfor on October 14, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Oops,correction,729 M.P.H.,my bad!

canopfor on October 14, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Watched the whole thing. AMAZING!! The right stuff!

My teenage kid said, “It makes me sick that people swoon over politicians when there are gutsy men like this in the world.”

From the mouths of teen babes…

Rational Thought on October 14, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Officials: Felix Baumgartner has become the 1st skydiver to break the speed of sound – @AP

1 min ago from abcnews.go.com by editor
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Official: Skydiver Breaks Speed of Sound
ROSWELL, N.M. October 15, 2012 (AP)
***********************************

Officials say that Felix Baumgartner has become the first skydiver to break the speed of sound.

At a news conference, Brian Utley of the International Federation of Sports Aviation, says Baumgartner reached a maximum speed of 833.9 mph during his jump Sunday over the New Mexico desert.

In this photo provided by Red Bull, pilot… View Full Caption

That amounts to Mach 1.24, which is faster than the speed of sound. No one has ever reached that speed wearing only a high-tech suit.

Baumgartner came down safely in the eastern New Mexico desert about nine minutes after jumping from his capsule 128,097 feet, or roughly 24 miles, above Earth. He lifted his arms in victory, sending off loud cheers from jubilant onlookers and friends.
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http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/official-skydiver-breaks-speed-sound-17477018#.UHspn2erE2x

canopfor on October 14, 2012 at 5:10 PM

You misread me — I said that the SPEED OF SOUND was never higher than 706 MPH at the altitudes he was supersonic at.

clayj on October 14, 2012 at 5:11 PM

And not to diminish the awesomeness of Baumgartner’s accomplishment, because I was as riveted to the TV as I was back in the 1960s and 1970s for nearly all of the space launches, but consider the major differences in all kinds of technology from when Kittinger did this in 1960. We have obviously far better communications to monitor and control the situation, along with advanced materials and just the experience of having done it before. What Kittinger did had a much higher factor of unknowns and risks–he went up in a gondola as opposed to a pressurized capsule.

That was the message I was trying to convey in my earlier posts, before all the cutesy remarks by people who apparently haven’t studied aviation history, or the stories of the sacrifices made by real aviation heroes (go read a book on B-17 crewmen over Germany during WWII and get back to me).

And the attempt to make this into some referendum on old-fashioned American/GOP values is bizarre. This was nothing more than Evel Knievel redux, people. Impressive yes, but the earth-shattering aviation event of the century some here are making it out to be, no.

JFS61 on October 14, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Well done…just plain awesome!!!

StarLady on October 14, 2012 at 5:28 PM

JFS61 on October 14, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Don’t make yourself out to be a martyr after your crude remarks earlier. Nobody was making this out to be more than it was, or taking anything away from those who went before. Some of those were even mentioned.

cozmo on October 14, 2012 at 5:29 PM

I watched this live, when he stepped off the capsule the time he took to disappear below was pretty quick, just a few seconds…. An amazing leap of faith. I like his comment afterwards; “Sometimes you have to be up really high to realize how small you are.”.

Dasher on October 14, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Officially 833.9 mph, mack 1.24 after leaping from 128,100 ft.

Dasher on October 14, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I try to watch the video (couldn’t watch it live) and it says “this is a privte video”.

I guess I don’t get to watch it then.

44Magnum on October 14, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Actually, the edge of space is 340,000 feet, but who’s counting?

Felix Baumgartner breaks the sound barrier during skydive from a record 24 miles up.

THIS. IS. SO. FREEKIN. AWESOME.!!

locomotivebreath1901 on October 14, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Video not working. Anyone have a replay link?

xblade on October 14, 2012 at 6:07 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORcx0t5IVIk

The actual jump starts several minutes in.

clayj on October 14, 2012 at 6:10 PM

May God be with him, safe landing…

dec5 on October 14, 2012 at 6:18 PM

At a cynical 61 years not much excites me anymore.

I think this is awesome!

davidk on October 14, 2012 at 6:46 PM

http://cdn.theguardian.tv/brightcove/poster/2012/10/14/121014Baumgartner_6782797.jpg

People like Felix are just as daring as Columbus, Magellan, Peary, Glenn, Armstrong and even Edison.

Thank you American Private sector.
Hey, government……..YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT.

PappyD61 on October 14, 2012 at 7:06 PM

canopfor on October 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Thanks, that link has been tweeted, texted, Facebooked (all from me just now) and of course HotAired !!

LOLOL.

pambi on October 14, 2012 at 7:14 PM

clayj on October 14, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Thanks for the linky dealie clayj.

44Magnum on October 14, 2012 at 7:19 PM

“Sometimes you have to go up really high, to see how small you really are.”

Felix Baumgartner
10/14/12

PappyD61 on October 14, 2012 at 7:28 PM

canopfor on October 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM

The world has gotten smaller and larger at the same time.

davidk on October 14, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Color me unimpressed. Not only did we do this 50 years ago, but then we did it for a reason. This was nothing more than glorified flagpole sitting.

JFS61 on October 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

So what did you do today…?

Seven Percent Solution on October 14, 2012 at 7:41 PM

The government didn’t build that.

PappyD61 on October 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

The Federal government built and the Roswell city government owns and operates the airfield complex from which the guy took off and where he landed. The Austrian government (currently run by the Social Democratic Party) trained Felix Baumgartner (a special forces guy in the Austrian military) to be a parachutist. The capsule communications guy is a retired USAF colonel (i.e., he was trained by the government as well). The program manager is a retired US Navy Commander (i.e., he was trained by the government as well). The team’s medical director is an eight-year veteran of NASA (another government entity).

But yeah, other than that, John Galt built it all.

Time Lord on October 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM

The Dos Equis Man wears Felix Baumgartner pajamas.

hawkdriver on October 14, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Time Lord on October 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM

You didn’t build that comment.

hawkdriver on October 14, 2012 at 8:05 PM

You didn’t build that comment.

hawkdriver on October 14, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I’m sure there is a point in there somewhere…

Time Lord on October 14, 2012 at 8:17 PM

hawkdriver on October 14, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I’m sure there is a point in there somewhere…

Time Lord on October 14, 2012 at 8:17 PM

You didn’t reply to me.

hawkdriver on October 14, 2012 at 8:41 PM

It’s a blessing he doesn’t have Zero’s ears because if so, per my carefully double-checked calculations, his maximum velocity could never have topped 429.385 MPH.

viking01 on October 14, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Big frickin’ deal.

Camp Beuhring, Udairi, Kuwait. Our last getting ‘looked’ over bfore going north. The “Panda” Chinese trailer at the food court. Halfway through the 2 miler back to the tent I broke right and exceeded the sound barrier heading for the Little Blue Sweatbox o’ Death. One of the doorgunners with me said the sonic boom wasn’t nearly as painful as hearing a grown man cry.

M240H on October 14, 2012 at 8:51 PM

“This video is private”

You mean I missed it?

oldleprechaun on October 14, 2012 at 9:05 PM

cozmo on October 14, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Ah, thanks, cozmo.

Cleombrotus on October 14, 2012 at 9:41 PM

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