Parachuting from 100,000 feet

n 1960 Joe Kittinger jumped from a specialised hot air balloon at 100, 000 feet. (approx 20 miles), he fell to Earth at the speed of sound but had no sensation of his speed and felt like he was suspended above the Earth.

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+10 1. joka232 commented 10 years ago

THAT MUST HAVE BEEN SCARY!!!!
AND A LONG FALL!
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-7 2. Ganjabus commented 10 years ago

This mans balls where sitting at home, not knowing about this little tom-foolery.
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+13 3. dredawg commented 10 years ago

I get a rush just watching it, I couldn't imagine how it must feel like...
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-11 4. badboy007 commented 10 years ago

WOW that would be scary.
But how was there gravity in space? why did he not float away and did he have oxygen?
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+20 5. sjesimon commented 10 years ago

6:00 - Why did his rescuer give him the finger? Must have put his money on "No Chance of Return" in the office pool.
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+8 6. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 10 years ago

"I really had no sensation of falling because I had no visual reference on anything so I thought I was really suspended in space...."

Don't you just hate Mondays! >:)
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+6 7. Baboon commented 10 years ago

#3 yes, Rush is the perfect word for this :)
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+4 8. samxgx commented 10 years ago

just beeing up there is a dream to me...
to be able to jump from there... i would pay for that dream
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+7 9. YetiGrowl commented 10 years ago

felix baumgartner is going to try do it from higher in the next few weeks
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+4 10. PortugaL26 commented 10 years ago

There was a video of Mr. Kittinger already on Snotr
http://www.snotr.com/video/3841 Truly epic
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+5 11. Bream73 commented 10 years ago

#5 exactly my thoughts, my why flip him the bird. Must have been atmosphere envy
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+5 12. Skeesicks commented 10 years ago

#9 yes but some american sued Red Bull cause he says he has the intellectual property of his jump :S

And NO, its not Kittinger...they met before the jump!

http://www.redbullstratos.com/

Warnig MS Silverlight required!!
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+7 13. Thanny commented 10 years ago

#4 No gravity in space? Did you skip physics in high school?
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+1 14. afushake commented 10 years ago

and right after he come back the guy at 6:01 is flipping him and slaping - biaaatch! : )
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+1 15. someone commented 10 years ago

I'd rather do that than parachute from a plane -_-
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+3 16. YetiGrowl commented 10 years ago

#12 i didn't know that!
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+5 17. LightAng3l commented 10 years ago

#4 Maybe... just maybe... some day you will revisit this video and see your comment... and realize just how stupid it really is...
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+1 18. Deblaauwn commented 10 years ago

#4 gravity stops at 21 miles, and he was only 20 miles up... not.
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+1 19. mescaline commented 10 years ago

It's like this amazing story about has been made public only recently.. a bit odd.
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0 20. buckleg08 commented 364 days ago

and now we have flat earthers and antivaxx in more numbers. who would have thought #4 had more relatives and breed like crazy...:D
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0 21. Judge-Jake commented 364 days ago

I have two questions 1) What happened to his hand due to the leak and 2) How many people have done this since. O:)