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Thread: Might as well jump....JUMP!!

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    Now highest manned balloon flight ever!

    114,000 feet!

    Tom (... way, way, up there!)

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    As high as it gets!

    128,169 feet!


    Going Down!

    Tom (... waaaa, hoo, hoo, hoo!)

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    Absolutely incredible. I would LOVE to do that!!






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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 294195
    Absolutely incredible. I would LOVE to do that!!
    My lovely are you well.
    Sam x


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    I always wanted to sky dive but not that high!












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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam, post: 294203
    My lovely are you well.
    Yes! I can only imagine how absolutely amazing the free fall portion must have been. Can you imagine the incredible sound of the wind rushing by your ears? The sensation of being alone in space without a 'chute (until you deployed it of course)? Just amazes me to think about it, never mind actually have the chance to do it!






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    We were glued to the coverage of this, and when he was standing waiting to jump we both felt really dizzy! It really made Mission Space look boring! It really was incredible though






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    That was

    That overhead shot of him falling down from the capsule was incredible. And what an amazing view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 294214
    Can you imagine the incredible sound of the wind rushing by your ears?
    Actually, I can't. Up there, there's not enough air to create any sound. I imagine the first part of his free fall was actually silent. At least till he got down where the atmosphere was thicker.

    The whole thing kind of reminds me of the bit from Douglas Adam's "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" about the sperm whale and the bowl of Petunias.

    Tom (... still incredible...)

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    I just saw the video....amazing and terrifying. I don't need to see the world from that high up. (However, I still want to skydive too)

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