This is a discussion on This guy is nuts!!! 120,000 foot or 23 mile jump within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; 24,500 + feet... good landing....
24,500 + feet... good landing.
Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!
I can't believe I missed this! They have had soooo many delays that I didn't pay much attention. Came back from errands, BOOM it's all over. Hope to catch it when Discovery makes a Documentary out of it...
If there ever was a good example of a true unsung hero it would be him.
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I watched it live too. Pretty incredible.
Originally Posted by APSkydiver Breaks Sound Barrier in Record JumpOriginally Posted by AP
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
I just can't see the logic in jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft.
A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.
I watched this live as well. It was something to be proud of as a human being. I am also excited for future documentaries.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Anything high enough to "boil" air bubbles out of solution's too high for me. Getting the bends at 120Kft and 700+ mph would be a bummer.
Retired USAF E-8. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
No extreme buffeting upon getting into denser air? I suppose we'll have to wait for the book to come out to get the finer details.
This was a truly awesome feat. Glad he made it OK.
Did not get to see it live but seen it coming across a bunch of the news channels. Good ole adrenaline high!