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Watch the First Human Supersonic Space Jump

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    If this guy pulls this off, he will set 4 world records.
    Dude is gonna jump out at the edge of space.
    There were delays due to weather but it looks like its a go!
    Check it out.
    History in the making. (Provided its successful :icon_eek:)
    Watch the First Human Supersonic Space Jump (Updating Live)
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    Trying now to watch the skydive from space via the link you provided (gizmodo) and also discovery news and hit play on the embedded YouTube videos and freeze.

    Must force stop browser to resume browsing. Crazy pain.

    Here's the link try it for me please and let me know what happens.

    RAZR Maxx ICS, non rooted, stock browser.

    http://news.discovery.com/space/red-bull-stratos-skydive-live-feed-121008.html
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    These will be the records broken:

    1st: Highest manned balloon: 120,000 ft
    • Previous record: 113,740 feet in May 4, 1961
    2nd: Highest altitude jump: 120,000 ft
    • Previous record: 102,800 ft
    3rd: Fastest speed: 690mph (Mach 1+)
    • Previous record: 614mph (Mach 0.9)
    4th: Highest Freefall jump: 120,000 ft
    • Previous records: 102,000
    Damn.
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    Yeah this link is working.
    What i am seeing now is just the sky.
    But the updates are saying he is still on the ground getting the balloon ready to be launched.
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    Oops.
    Official word:

    12:50PM I think Felix is going to have a ride even more exhilarating than an actual rocket flight to space. While it must be amazing to be in orbit, the thrill and adrenalin rush of the jump itself must be off the charts.
    12:49PM All systems nominal. 10 minutes till the official broadcast starts. 25 minutes till launch! Oh boy.
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    Thx for the direct link.
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    Yessir.
    Thank you. Idk what happened with my link.
    Right when it said LIVE, it went into a fritz.
    lol
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    YURR.
    1:07PM Inflation of the balloon has begun.
    1:00PM Felix is entering the capsule!
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    1:14PM This guy is such a bad***. He's probably just thinking: "I may end up smashed or in pieces, but what a ride this is going to be."


    View attachment 56992
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    On twitter @redbullstratos

    They are posting photos while going along. Nice shots.
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    Nice.
    Thanks. I was wondering what user to follow for the live feed.
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    Incredible live video now. Working great with direct YouTube link.
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    Nice.
    Live Broadcast is about to start right now.
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    Beat me to it.
    :)
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    1:25PM Felix is strapped in the capsule now. His words to ground control:
    "I am strapped into the capsule, and I am ready to go."
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    And here we go....
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    1:37PM AND IT STARTS! All systems ready.