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A Leap From Space

Post by BobCat on Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:56 pm

Did anyone watch Felix Baumgartner leap from that capsule at 127,000+ feet up affraid - and LAND ON HIS FEET??? cheers cheers cheers It was absolutely incredible!

I was like this What a Face the entire time as it got closer and closer and closer to the time where the door would open and he'd step out onto that tiny ledge. Argo must have sensed my anxiety level rising, because he came and leaned right up against my leg to assure me (at least that's how I took it). It was sweet.
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:36 pm



It reminded me of when I was watching the moon landing with my Grandmother.
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Post by Suzzzz on Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:49 pm

That guy is absolutely bug nuts. Thank God for him and all the others who have The Right Stuff! We humans would still be sitting in the dirt pounding sand if it weren't for the visionaries and risk-takers among us, from the guys who braved and tamed fire to the crazy nuts who engineer lunar landings and high altitude suits. The man broke the sound barrier in free fall! It's incredible!

The film is there on You Tube. Watch it!
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Post by BobCat on Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:42 pm

It was absolutely riveting. And to think that the guy who was talking to Felix from the ground was the prior record holder, Joe Kittinger. He jumped from 102,800 ft. way back in 1960! How brave was that too?!!

And from this they hope to learn how to save future astronauts who may find themselves in a dangerous situation as they return from space.
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