#1 Posted by ShockD (2400 posts) -

You can watch Felix Baumgartner jump from the height of 36,5km live here.
 
I'm actually pretty excited since he'll be breaking a world record set by a military pilot in the 60s. It is estimated that during his freefall from the stratosphere he'll reach the speed of max1 and further.

#2 Posted by ImHungry (377 posts) -

Oh didn't realise they'd already rescheduled it. Thanks for the heads-up.

#3 Posted by Kidavenger (3528 posts) -
#4 Posted by Kidavenger (3528 posts) -

It's actually starting now, they are inflating the balloon.

#5 Posted by Quipido (630 posts) -

How is he gonna land?

#6 Posted by Mister_V (1256 posts) -

@Quipido said:

How is he gonna land?

err.. with a parachute

#7 Posted by Quipido (630 posts) -

@Mister_V said:

@Quipido said:

How is he gonna land?

err.. with a parachute

uh, ok!

#8 Posted by ShockD (2400 posts) -

This is gonna take forever, guess I'll check back in an hour.

#9 Edited by Jayzilla (2558 posts) -

even after the balloon gets off the ground, it's gonna take him two hours to ascend. i'm waiting til he is well in the air to tune in.

#10 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Hope the dude doesnt gotta pee half way up. 

#11 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@Mister_V said:

@Quipido said:

How is he gonna land?

err.. with a parachute

No no, half-way down he jumps into a lead refrigerator and doesn't die. 
#12 Posted by ShockD (2400 posts) -

28km to go. I wonder what's in his head right now.

#13 Posted by villainy (554 posts) -

Well the feed has been broken for the last few minutes here.. That's great.

#14 Posted by thatdutchguy (1271 posts) -

Yeah i'm watching it, 2 million people watching damn ... if only that number of people would watch a Giantbomb liveshow, now that would be amazing :).

#15 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@thatdutchguy said:

Yeah i'm watching it, 2 million people watching damn ... if only that number of people would watch a Giantbomb liveshow, now that would be amazing :).

The chat would be evne more terrible then! 
That's not a good idea! 
#16 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

SO how much longer would ya'll wager until it happens?

#17 Posted by thatdutchguy (1271 posts) -

@ZeForgotten: maybe if they limit the chat so that only premium members can chat ? :P

#18 Posted by JackSukeru (5908 posts) -

@ZeForgotten said:

@Mister_V said:

@Quipido said:

How is he gonna land?

err.. with a parachute

No no, half-way down he jumps into a lead refrigerator and doesn't die.

Don't be silly, that only works if you're trying to survive a nuclear explosion.

...they're not going to set off a nuke as he lands are they?

#19 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@thatdutchguy: Yes, it's probably a 50/50 split. 
Easier to keep track of peoples messages when there are only 1 million people and not 2 million :P
#20 Posted by Wes899 (2107 posts) -

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

SO how much longer would ya'll wager until it happens?

A long time. He started at 1130 Eastern, it's a 3 hour ascent. He's currently at 46k feet and the target height is 118k feet.

#21 Posted by ShockD (2400 posts) -

Lol, it's -63° C outside. Global warming they say.

#22 Edited by thatdutchguy (1271 posts) -

Looks like he's playing cards againts humanity in there.

#23 Posted by TooWalrus (13155 posts) -

Uh oh. No heat in the visor? Awe man, they're gonna cancel it again!

#24 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (1025 posts) -

Here is the official site with all the data on speed, temp, etc. of the capsule.

#25 Posted by Winternet (8012 posts) -

Well, guess this thread was already on (although I did not search General Discussion because, well, it's not really General Discussion material).

Now, how crazy is this? And over 3 million people watching right now.

#26 Posted by ShockD (2400 posts) -
@Lego_My_Eggo said:

Here is the official site with all the data on speed, temp, etc. of the capsule.

They should also have ETA of the flight, I hate checking it every 15 minutes.
#27 Posted by JerichoBlyth (1044 posts) -

This guy is going to die, I hope there's a delay to prevent a complete death stream.

#28 Posted by emem (1965 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:
Uh oh. No heat in the visor? Awe man, they're gonna cancel it again!
So annoying that they cut the conversation when it started to get interesting. I mean, he wasn't or hopefully isn't in serious danger and I would really have liked to hear what they are thinking about the visor problem and if there's anything they could do about it. 
 
Is the stream buffering every second for anyone else?
#29 Posted by Winternet (8012 posts) -

@ShockD said:

@Lego_My_Eggo said:

Here is the official site with all the data on speed, temp, etc. of the capsule.

They should also have ETA of the flight, I hate checking it every 15 minutes.

At least another 45 minutes.

#30 Posted by ShockD (2400 posts) -
@JerichoBlyth said:

This guy is going to die, I hope there's a delay to prevent a complete death stream.

Why do you think so? He has already jumped twice from big heights and survived the supersonic blast.
#31 Posted by Wes899 (2107 posts) -

@ShockD said:

@JerichoBlyth said:

This guy is going to die, I hope there's a delay to prevent a complete death stream.

Why do you think so? He has already jumped twice from big heights and survived the supersonic blast.

I thought the whole point of this one is that it's the first supersonic skydive?

#32 Posted by TooWalrus (13155 posts) -
@emem said:
@TooWalrus said:
Uh oh. No heat in the visor? Awe man, they're gonna cancel it again!
So annoying that they cut the conversation when it started to get interesting. I mean, he wasn't or hopefully isn't in serious danger and I would really have liked to hear what they are thinking about the visor problem and if there's anything they could do about it.  Is the stream buffering every second for anyone else?
The stream is silky smooth for me- just watching on YouTube. I'd much rather listen to mission control than this dude, though.
#33 Posted by Winternet (8012 posts) -

In the midst of all that technology, dude has to have a small mirror to watch his oxy levels.

#34 Posted by ShockD (2400 posts) -
@Wes899 said:

@ShockD said:

@JerichoBlyth said:

This guy is going to die, I hope there's a delay to prevent a complete death stream.

Why do you think so? He has already jumped twice from big heights and survived the supersonic blast.

I thought the whole point of this one is that it's the first supersonic skydive?

I thought they had tested it. If this is indeed the first time they're doing this, it is indeed dangerous.
 
You're right, the old man said that this is the first attempt of a human breaking the sound barrier without an aircraft.
#35 Posted by MachoFantastico (4588 posts) -

Say what you will... dude as got balls!

#36 Posted by Phatmac (5724 posts) -

@TrueEnglishGent said:

Say what you will... dude as got balls!

What would anyone say differently? Guy is nuts!

#37 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@JackSukeru said:

@ZeForgotten said:

@Mister_V said:

@Quipido said:

How is he gonna land?

err.. with a parachute

No no, half-way down he jumps into a lead refrigerator and doesn't die.

Don't be silly, that only works if you're trying to survive a nuclear explosion.

...they're not going to set off a nuke as he lands are they?

If it turns out just to be a PR stunt for a Call of Duty Red Bull then, yeah, probably! 
#38 Posted by Hizang (8533 posts) -

This is pretty cool, the stream, is working fine for me.

#39 Posted by Fattony12000 (7263 posts) -
#40 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5353 posts) -

@JackSukeru: Michael Bay presents...

#41 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

Man, this is amazing. Hopefully everything goes to plan.

#42 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

A man is 100,000 feet in the sky, about to jump to earth to break a new world record. At 6am in the morning while streaming it live at 1080p in my bed. Fuck yeah technology!

#43 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

How high is he going?

#44 Posted by Zaccheus (1792 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

How high is he going?

"Red Bull Stratos is a mission to the edge of space that will try to surpass human limits that have existed for more than 50 years. Supported by a team of experts, Felix Baumgartner will undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to more than 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters and make a record-breaking freefall jump in the attempt to become the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall (an estimated 690 miles / 1,110 kilometers per hour), while delivering valuable data for medical and scientific advancement."

#45 Posted by Winternet (8012 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

How high is he going?

They're aiming at 120,000 feet, but as the dude said, it's possible it will go a bit higher.

#46 Posted by TooWalrus (13155 posts) -

I wish they'd let us listen to mission control, they had one little hitch and cut the feed, haven't put it back up since.

#47 Posted by Hizang (8533 posts) -

Is it me or does the man talking sound like Matt Kessler.

#48 Posted by Baillie (4074 posts) -

Anybody want to hazard a guess what the height is going to be? Me, I'm saying 126,732 feet.

#49 Posted by Winternet (8012 posts) -

123,456 feet it's my educated guess.

#50 Posted by Zaccheus (1792 posts) -

I throw out 124,248 feet.