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Atzar
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Apparently theres a built in 20 min delay when they broadcast it, just in case he explodes. So it isnt strictly live.
They need 20 mins to cut the broadcasting? 10 seconds is enough, they hit the stop button, we don’t see it.

Yes I think it’s actually 20 seconds, read it on BBC news or something. 20 minutes seems a bit extravagant. :P

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Apparently theres a built in 20 min delay when they broadcast it, just in case he explodes. So it isnt strictly live.
They need 20 mins to cut the broadcasting? 10 seconds is enough, they hit the stop button, we don’t see it.
Yes I think it’s actually 20 seconds, read it on BBC news or something. 20 minutes seems a bit extravagant. :P

yeah it’s surely 20 seconds not minutes lol

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They say Red Bull gives you wings… Unless there’s some wind :-p

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Yup could have been seconds not minutes, my bad :)

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TylerQuinn
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What happens if he hits a bird at those speeds.

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What happens if he hits a bird at those speeds.

Redbull gives you feathered wings

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What happens if he hits a bird at those speeds.
Redbull gives you feathered wings

I guess it will reallllllllly hurt but at least he will be low enough in orbit that if his suit gets damaged he can still breathe. Thinking about it now I’m guessing he will have a chute out before he gets to an altitude where birds would be a problem.

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What happens if he hits a bird at those speeds.
Redbull gives you feathered wings
I guess it will reallllllllly hurt but at least he will be low enough in orbit that if his suit gets damaged he can still breathe. Thinking about it now I’m guessing he will have a chute out before he gets to an altitude where birds would be a problem.

I am trying to remember my physics classes, but wont he reach the speed of inertia ? which he would anyway ?

So the risk of hitting a bird remains the same as freefalling from 10,000 ft ?

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Get to know Felix Baumgartner.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7BFkOrlTVM
Inspiring.


*New target launch: 6AM MDT /12PM GMT Sunday October 14th.
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Here we go again! Looks like it is indeed going to be today!
Site: http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/
Youtube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrIxH6DToXQ

My eyes are glued to the screen!

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