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Watch Felix Baumgartner's Red Bull Stratos Skydive From the Edge Of Space Live! [UPDATE] 6

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  • Posted by: Jeremy Repanich
  • October 9, 2012, 1:04 PM


[UPDATE 1:50 pm ET] The mission has been scrubbed today because of high winds in New Mexico

Starting live at 1pm ET, Felix Baumgartner will attempt what no man has ever done before, to skydive from the edge of space. He'll float up to an altitude of 120,000 feet in a pressurized capsule that's being towed by a helium balloon. In his 23-mile free-fall, while wearing a pressurized spacesuit and helmet, he'll become the first man to break the sound barrier without the help of vehicle. The Austrian Baumgartner became known for his skydiving while he was in his home country's military. Since then, he's become one of the world's greatest BASE jumpers. Now, today, he'll try attempt a feat that's an awesome combination of science, engineering and gonzo daredevil guts.

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Amazing.

like a boss\

Wow just wow. That would be totaly the coolest thing I ever did in my entire life. You know many people would pay good money to do something like skydive 120,000 foot high fall to there probable doom slowly burning up painfully in the earth atmosphere but this guy DID pull of a fortune. Boy now that I think about it that does seem kind of scary. I still think it would be exciting to take the jump!

I can see my house!

I think that that is brave. I personaly would never jump that far.

I think that it would be pretty fun to do what he did.

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