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    Crazy?

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    The big jump is taking place tonight our time...

    Now that's one massive set of cohunas.... Anyone care to have a crack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    The big jump is taking place tonight our time...

    Now that's one massive set of cohunas.... Anyone care to have a crack?
    No thanks, Chris. I get vertigo up a ladder. Fascinating adventure but.

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    Canceled for today due to winds.


    Java "Watch that first step!" phile
    Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile View Post
    Canceled for today due to winds.

    Again??

    I sat up most of last night/early morning to wait for it....

    -Linda

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    Heh...

    I got up at 1.30 (figuring it'd take him a couple of hours to get up there). It had then been postponed and aborted by the time I woke this morning.

    I'd hate to think of the cost of an aborted mission. Without considering the extra infrastructure required, the 1 use only balloon must cost a bomb. They have but one spare on site. Looks like the next possible window will be Thursday their time.
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    stuff that for a joke. I feel weird enough going up in a plane, let alone jumping out of a balloon from that high up

    it's a weird sensation of 'i'm really not meant to be up this high but I am'

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    I reckon he is a guaranteed customer for one of those $10K coffee machines.

    More money than cents...

    Or is it just another ‘advert’ masquerading as ‘News’

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    Quote Originally Posted by sando View Post
    More money than cents...’
    ???

    Isn't the phrase .." more money than SENSE " ?

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    Certainly is.

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    They're now talking up the idea of 11pm AEDT Sunday.

    Gotta admit the view will be good....if he lives to remember it!
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    They're now talking about 6:00 AM MDT on Sunday

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    Anyone care to have a crack?
    WOW, what a rush that would be.
    I would do it... drop of a hat.

    Cracking Mach1 in a suit is a pretty close to Chuck Yeager's effort where they had a "fair idea it was ok" but still enough doubt to make it a coin toss.

    Good luck Felix!

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    This puts a whole new dimension to the term "God Shot"!! I wonder if he will wave as he goes by on the way down?? The air space must be cleared of and foreign objects, like a stray SR-71!

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    Tonight at 11 AEDT.

    Will he....won't he....

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    And he makes it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile View Post
    And he makes it!

    Java "One hell of a first step!" phile
    Sleep deprived...but it was worth getting up for.

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    Absolutely amazing!
    My turn next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavoniboy View Post
    My turn next?
    Get in the queue Pavoniboy!


    This shot nailed it for me... wow.

    Felix.jpg

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    Wasn't that first minute amazing?!

    Incredible guts not to pop that first stabilisation chute. He was looking pretty out of control. Isn't it great to see a bit 'o history?

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    I am really glad to have been alive to see this happen. I am old enough to have seen Chuck Yeager break the barrier in a plane and now a guy in a space suit! Now how cool is that!

    When I was a youngster I saw Sputnik cruising across the heavens but I never thought there might be a man gliding through space and landing on earth!



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