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    Skydiver jumps from 18 miles up(96,640 ft)

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    Re: Skydiver jumps from 18 miles up(96,640 ft)

    that is crazy! I think the most interesting part is that it only took 3+ minutes to need to release the chute. Crazy that that's all the longer it takes!



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    Re: Skydiver jumps from 18 miles up(96,640 ft)

    Wonder how many times I'd poop my pants during an 18-mile freefall. I'm gonna put the over/under at 7.


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    Re: Skydiver jumps from 18 miles up(96,640 ft)

    Dude wants to break the sound barrier. That means if things go pear-shaped, we'd see the impact, followed several seconds later by "Oooohhhhhhhhhh ffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.........."


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    Re: Skydiver jumps from 18 miles up(96,640 ft)

    the goal of breaking the sound barrier with only his body, is what struck me. That would be a pretty awesome achievement.


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    Re: Skydiver jumps from 18 miles up(96,640 ft)

    Quote Originally Posted by Naughtius View Post
    Dude wants to break the sound barrier. That means if things go pear-shaped, we'd see the impact, followed several seconds later by "Oooohhhhhhhhhh ffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.........."
    I don't wish bad things to happen to this guy, but that would be the most viewed youtube clip of all time.



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    Re: Skydiver jumps from 18 miles up(96,640 ft)

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    I don't wish bad things to happen to this guy, but that would be the most viewed youtube clip of all time.

    I would pay to watch that!



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    Re: Skydiver jumps from 18 miles up(96,640 ft)

    That is insane. Three minutes is a pretty long time. Especially if you are free-falling.


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    Re: Skydiver jumps from 18 miles up(96,640 ft)

    Amazing how much farther space actually is from where his highest jump will be set at. My first thought was that I hope he doesn't float away or burn up on the way down. That's obviously not happening. Can you imagine a couple of worse ways to go?



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    Re: Skydiver jumps from 18 miles up(96,640 ft)

    Quote Originally Posted by CynadoAlley View Post
    Amazing how much farther space actually is from where his highest jump will be set at. My first thought was that I hope he doesn't float away or burn up on the way down. That's obviously not happening. Can you imagine a couple of worse ways to go?
    I was wondering the same thing. Had no idea where space began.


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    Re: Skydiver jumps from 18 miles up(96,640 ft)

    I can't believe the jump in 1960! Think of all the advancement since then. Hell, we've even lost a planet in that time frame!



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    Re: Skydiver jumps from 18 miles up(96,640 ft)

    The ultimate HALO jump. Yeah, it's obviously not a HALO jump, but in comparison to the high altitude this will certainly be a low opening.


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    Re: Skydiver jumps from 18 miles up(96,640 ft)

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    I can't believe the jump in 1960! Think of all the advancement since then. Hell, we've even lost a planet in that time frame!
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE71aKXjss0&feature=related]The highest jump ever (from space) - Free Fall - YouTube[/ame]

    That was nuts!


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    Re: Skydiver jumps from 18 miles up(96,640 ft)

    Can you imagine not feeling any air resistance while falling that fast? That'd be incredible.



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    Re: Skydiver jumps from 18 miles up(96,640 ft)

    Quote Originally Posted by VikesFan4Ever28 View Post
    Can you imagine not feeling any air resistance while falling that fast? That'd be incredible.
    He said he thought he was suspended in space because he didn't feel any wind resistance. One day, this mans testicles will be in the Smithsonian.


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