Red Bull is sponsoring Felix Baumgartner in attempting the highest sky dive in history as well as be the first person to break the sound barrier.
He will jump from 120,000 feet he is currently at 42,000. You can watch the live stream here:
I figured as much, but still.... I was in suspense in case they suddenly cut out, too! That would be almost worse (esp if it was an accident)
Does anybody know what happened to the capsule? Is is space junk to be considered and avoided for the foreseeable future? Is it garbage at the bottom of the ocean? Or, was it recovered somewhere somehow?
Other than that.. for the stunt!
They showed it coming down with a parachute .... there is a lot of data in it to analyze, so they were recovering it.
I've seen a few of these done with Star Trek, Star Wars type backdrop. I think its done pretty well.
I feel like that wouldn't work since he was so high it was nearly a vacuum. Correct me if I am wrong but that is why he tumbled uncontrollably until he hit a lower altitude where there was enough air for him to stable himself out.
Just got an update on this via CNN. They released the balloon and popped a chute on the capsule a few minutes after Felix jumped. The Capsule actually came down and landed gently a couple dozen miles away. However, the GIANT 3,700 pound mylar balloon has floated off to parts unknown. It sure would suck to hit that when trying to re enter the atmosphere in another vehicle. Sure would suck for it to hit the ocean or anywhere else. Can you imagine if it came down on the highway... at night???
It's the coolest Photoshop, you mean? He was over 20 miles up when he broke the sound barrier, and there was no camera around to photograph it, not to mention the fact he jumped over the desert in New Mexico, not over mountains.
I knew that...