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    Space Jump Live Sunday Morning 14 Oct 2012

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    That was cool. Thanks for the heads up!
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    Nice.. Can't wait for an official confirmation.. Pretty cool that he went over 39km.. I was aiming for 40 lol.. To beat the freefall length record they can put him up to a much lower height and convert that contraption into a wingsuit. The aim was to beat a speed record and the two don't work hand in hand.

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    seemed like the chute opened way to early, he was only 15-20 seconds from the free fall record.


    repack and send him back up.

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    Yeah, his face shield fogged up and there was no audible communication during that period of the descent. I had the impression that there was no alternate plan to determine when to open the parachute, so FB went ahead and pulled the cord.

    Overall communication was pretty unprofessional. This became readily apparent during descent. Communication protocols and contingencies need to be established.

    It was pretty cool the way they were able to keep a camera on him during the entire jump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t527ed View Post
    seemed like the chute opened way to early, he was only 15-20 seconds from the free fall record.


    repack and send him back up.
    Ya he opened the chute at 6000 feet or so?

    Regardless I was glued to watching it.

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    From my airplane mechanic and flying days:

    If they had done this on a day with higher humidity, he would have fallen slower... yet he would not have broken the sound barrier (Mach 1)... as noted above time and speed did not mix on this jump.

    Regardless, the guy had a vision and stayed the course until he DID IT!

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    The press conference is starting.

    Edit: I guess they were just checking the mikes.
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    Thanks for posting the link. It was pretty cool.

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    I'd be curious as to how many views this event got.

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    Vacuum Technology:
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    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

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    Vacuum Technology:
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    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

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