#151 Edited by ShockD (2421 posts) -

Well that was amazing.

#152 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

I'm just glad he's alive.

Yeah when he was spinning, I was thinking this can't be good.

#153 Posted by Rotnac (841 posts) -

That was pretty cool too see him land on his feet from space.

does anyone know what happens with that capsule he was in? Does it float away into space or land on top of someone's house/backyard somewhere?

#154 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

That was fucking insaaaaane. Glad he's okay, I was really worried when he seemed to be frantically trying to say something and it was incomprehensible.

#155 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1275 posts) -

That was absolutely nuts! Very exciting!

#156 Posted by mnzy (2928 posts) -

@villainy said:

@mnzy: Speed of sound is 761.2 MPH. On screen showed ~730 I think but you're right. There is no confirmation yet either way.

But that's only on earth, it's not the same everywhere.

#157 Posted by ShockD (2421 posts) -
@Rotnac said:

That was pretty cool too see him land on his feet from space.

does anyone know what happens with that capsule he was in? Does it float away into space or land on top of someone's house/backyard somewhere?

It's falling by parachute right now. I just hope it doesn't fall onto the crew.
#158 Posted by Phatmac (5731 posts) -

I'm just disappointed that Will Smith didn't welcome him to earf.

#159 Posted by Marz (5677 posts) -

dude has balls

#160 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

That guy doing the mission control is Gabe Newells dad

#161 Posted by Winternet (8082 posts) -

Man, he really nailed the landing.

#162 Posted by TrulyAlive (911 posts) -

How did that guy not curse or anything when he was hanging off that silo? I was sitting here watching it at home and I still kinda gasped "Oh, Fuck That."

#163 Posted by thedj93 (1237 posts) -

awesome

#164 Posted by Solh0und (1869 posts) -

In the words of Jesse Pinkman: "Yeah,Science!"

#165 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

I'm gonna go buy a Red Bull now.

#166 Posted by PillClinton (3303 posts) -

@thedj93: nice cap ;)

#167 Posted by 49th (2899 posts) -

Wow, that was great. Wish we had seen a crazy sonic boom come from that tiny dot as he was falling though, that would have been amazing.

#168 Posted by Baillie (4318 posts) -

Mindblowing.

#169 Posted by Winternet (8082 posts) -

Apart from the time he was spinning like crazy (that can't be good to anyone's health) I feel like the descent went pretty smooth.

#170 Posted by CptBedlam (4462 posts) -
#171 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3939 posts) -

That was amazing. When the door slid open hooooly crap. Coolest thing I've ever watched on TV.

#172 Posted by plop1920 (451 posts) -

I was really nervous when he started spinning and they cut away from him. Glad to see everything went okay, because that shit was crazy!

#173 Posted by Razorlution (188 posts) -

That was absolutely brilliant!! Way to go Felix and Red Bull on their accomplishment!!

#174 Posted by Demoskinos (15297 posts) -

Is this archived? Been at work all morning.

#175 Posted by ShockD (2421 posts) -
@TheSouthernDandy said:

That was amazing. When the door slid open hooooly crap. Coolest thing I've ever watched on TV.

Breathtaking indeed.
#176 Edited by TrulyAlive (911 posts) -

Guys, did they break Youtube?

I can't access the site at the moment...

Edit: Back up now.

Edit2:Aaaand it's gone again.

#177 Posted by McShank (1632 posts) -

@49th said:

Wow, that was great. Wish we had seen a crazy sonic boom come from that tiny dot as he was falling though, that would have been amazing.

Think SuperMan but straight down.

#178 Posted by ma_rc_01 (366 posts) -

I saw this thread, opened the stream, and he jumped like 30 seconds after, great timing.

#179 Posted by PillClinton (3303 posts) -

@TrulyAlive said:

Guys, did they break Youtube?

I can't access the site at the moment...

Edit: Back up now.

Edit2:Aaaand it's gone again.

I couldn't stream any of it until the very end. Was at least able to see the descent and landing though, but missed the damn jump!

#180 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

That landing was fucking badass

#181 Posted by Fattony12000 (7632 posts) -
#182 Posted by RollingZeppelin (2148 posts) -

@mnzy said:

@villainy said:

@mnzy: Speed of sound is 761.2 MPH. On screen showed ~730 I think but you're right. There is no confirmation yet either way.

But that's only on earth, it's not the same everywhere.

Yeah, the speed of sound in air is dependent on temperature and pressure, so the colder it is and the lower pressure it is, the lower the sound barrier. In this case it was very cold and very low pressure so he may have broken the sound barrier.

#183 Posted by Rotnac (841 posts) -

Switched it to my local news network and they're saying it's confirmed he did break the sound barrier.

#184 Posted by laserbolts (5386 posts) -

Wow that was awesome. That is one ballsy dude.

#185 Posted by icytower38 (465 posts) -

That has to be one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Especially any of the shots of the outside when he was up there.

#186 Posted by RollingZeppelin (2148 posts) -

@icytower38 said:

That has to be one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Especially any of the shots of the outside when he was up there.

When he opened the door I was like HOLY CRAP!

#187 Posted by icytower38 (465 posts) -

@RollingZeppelin was watching on my iPad, otherwise I would of screenshot that

#188 Posted by familyphotoshoot (654 posts) -

@icytower38: Totally an aside, but you know you can take screenshots with the iPad, right? Just hit the home button and the lock button at the same time.

#189 Posted by Kombat (2205 posts) -

Missed it. Has it been posted anywhere yet?

#190 Posted by SmilingPig (1341 posts) -

I don't want to sound alarmist but... I ran a lot of simulations thanks to the Kerbal space program and the odds are not looking good.

#191 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Mountain Daylight Time? What an obscure timezone, even if it is "local". Guess I'll have to wait for the repost goddamnit. Or maybe I'll just forget about it and not care.
 
Two minutes later and it's definitely the latter.

#192 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3955 posts) -

@SmilingPig: Did he reach the moon?

#193 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6407 posts) -

@Quipido said:

How is he gonna land?

He won't.

dun dun dun duuuuuun.

#194 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

It's looking like he didn't actually break the record.

#195 Posted by Biddy (233 posts) -

Who else put Power as background music?

#196 Posted by ripelivejam (5197 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse: the record for height? i mean that would be pretty cut or dried if he was as high as he said he was or not.

if he broke the sound barrier or the fastest speed in freefall would probably be debate-able though...

#197 Posted by Jimbo (10068 posts) -

He broke the record for being fucking cool. What else matters?

#198 Posted by Jimbo (10068 posts) -

@Biddy said:

Who else put Power as background music?

'Lift Off' from Watch The Throne for me.

#199 Posted by villainy (618 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse: He didn't break the record for most time spent in free fall. There are three other records that he did break and it appears he is indeed the first person to break the speed of sound without the assistance of any motors.

This would still have been awesome even if there were no records involved. An incredible feat and I'm glad it was all on video.

#200 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@Jimbo said:

@Biddy said:

Who else put Power as background music?

'Lift Off' from Watch The Throne for me.

Tom Petty - Free Falling