Live jump from edge of space..

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    Live coverage of a jump from 120,000 feet!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrIxH6DToXQ&noredirect=1]Red Bull Stratos - freefall from the edge of space - YouTube[/ame]

    They just released ballon from desert floor.... its really cool.
     
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    Aww sweet!


    I pray this guy pulls it off... Its so cool that Joseph Kittinger is getting to be a part of this jump as well.

    For those who dont know... he made the first jump from 102,800 ft and reaching a maximum speed of 614 MPH August 16, 1960.


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    Wow.. at 48,000 ft it is 84 degrees below 0 outside the capsule!
     
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    Felix Baumgartner will also break the highest manned balloon record.... which landed in Gulf of Mexico and one of them drowned while being picked up.

    Altitude of the Highest Manned Balloon Flight

    "1961, US Navy Officers Victor A. Prather, Jr and Malcolm Ross rose from a zero-pressure balloon at an altitude of 113,739.9 feet."

    In May, 1961, the current official altitude record was set. Commander Malcolm Ross and Lieutenant Victor A. Prather, Jr. of the US Navy rose 113,740 feet (34,668 m). The name of the balloon was USN Strato-Lab V. This flight was part of a program called Strato-Lab which used experimental high-altitude manned plastic balloons. Prather drowned and died after his Strato-Lab V flight. His pressure suit filled with water as he landed at sea after his record breaking flight.
     
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