Man parachuting from 120,000 feet Live NOW

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  1. Ernie S.
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    Apparently canceled due to high winds. They couldn't inflate the balloon
     
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    What was the failsafe for when he blacks out from the gforce?
     
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    Aborted

    The "live" feed is a joke.
     
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    Anything for a buck. Hope he kills himself.
     
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    Shoot it's been aborted !
    Better safe than sorry though.
     
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    It has only recently been aborted. I was watching as the winds came up and tore the tethers loose from the ground crew.
     
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    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.
     
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    The chutes are set to deploy automatically and in sequence according to his altitude in case he loses consciousness. :cool:
     

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