Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Ernie S., Oct 9, 2012.
Watch the First Human Supersonic Space Jump (Updating Live)
He will go supersonic in free fall.
Apparently canceled due to high winds. They couldn't inflate the balloon
What was the failsafe for when he blacks out from the gforce?
The "live" feed is a joke.
Anything for a buck. Hope he kills himself.
Shoot it's been aborted !
Better safe than sorry though.
It has only recently been aborted. I was watching as the winds came up and tore the tethers loose from the ground crew.
-- Watch the First Human Supersonic Space Jump (Updating Live: Launch ABORTED)
I left and came back during the countdown...
If they'd left the cameras up I guess the abortion would have been anti-climatic.
The site's graphics were running behind, one would think he was up and away while still tethered to the crane.
The chutes are set to deploy automatically and in sequence according to his altitude in case he loses consciousness.
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