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For anyone that might be interested, here's a good story about a 23 mile high free-fall skydiving attempt taking place tomorrow over the desert in New Mexico: Supersonic Skydive's 5 ...
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    Record Breaking Skydive


    For anyone that might be interested, here's a good story about a 23 mile high free-fall skydiving attempt taking place tomorrow over the desert in New Mexico:

    Supersonic Skydive's 5 Biggest Risks: Boiling Blood, Deadly Spins, and Worse

    If all goes as planned, he'll be the first person to ever break the sound barrier without propulsion, or the benefit of a protective vehicle. Sounds kind of scary to me, so hope he lives through it.
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    Guy's got some serious balls.

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    I think he's insane. Brave but insane. Good luck to the man who has already done an 18 mile test dive!

    (watch that first step; it's a doozy!)
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    Looks like they are putting it off for another day due to windy conditions. I can certainly understand how everything would need to be as near perfect as possible for such a feat.
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    Lol. when I read this, I thought you were bragging about the size of your skydrive. - Mine is over 125 GB at the moment LOL

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    They've delayed the balloon launch until tomorrow because right at the last minute during the attempt made yesterday, winds picked up just a bit and twisted the extremely thin material that the balloon is made from causing its integrity to be in doubt. Hopefully, things will go as planned tomorrow and he will have a successful launch, jump, and landing.
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    Well, he's on his way. Good luck to him
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    I've been away for a few days and haven't had access to any news, but it appears that he made it. I read that his record breaking jump also shattered a YouTube record:

    BBC News - Skydiver Baumgartner sets YouTube live view record
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    And here's the version in Lego...

    Vídeos MARCA.com - BETA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxoff View Post
    And here's the version in Lego...

    Vídeos MARCA.com - BETA
    HAHAHA That cracks me up.
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