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Author   Topic : "Joseph Kittinger vs The Stratosphere"
Quintus Dias
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:16 am     Reply with quote
This is pretty amazing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvtkhVW-a2Y&feature=fvsr


I have read somewhere that the stratosphere is shrinking which calls concern for satellites, wonder if that stratosphere jump is still possible... Not sure how much shrinkage it was though but that was a report from Nasa themselves, tiny article so I guess they don't want everyone to know perhaps.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:48 am     Reply with quote
Don't think this clip made justice for everything around the story, my brother told me today about the documentary he saw about how they chosed the guy to be dropped from the ballon, apparently he passed out on the first try but was lucky that the parashoot was self-deployed.

And there was a selection from different pilots that they chosed from aswell. hmm would rather watch the documentary about it now that I think about it....
anyway, move along nothing to see here.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:04 am     Reply with quote
Fascinating (to me, at least). Smile
And the quest continues (including the usual cascade of Wiki links):

"Kittinger is currently advising Felix Baumgartner on a planned free-fall from 120,000 feet (about 36,000m)."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Kittinger
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Baumgartner
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turning_Torso
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratosphere
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