Wednesday, February 3, 2010

coming soon: skydiving from space

Get ready to witness history, my friends! Felix Baumgartner is an Austrian who recently told the world his plans to break the sound barrier... In a free fall.

Basically... He's going to go over 23 miles up in the sky, to the top of the stratosphere, and jump out of a hot air balloon.

Holy eff.

He'll apparently go at least 690 mph and maybe even faster, which will break the speed of sound! AH!

The thought of even just watching this makes me poop my pants. Somehow homeboy is managing to stay cool, calm, and collected.
"This is very much a step into the unknown; no freefall -- let alone a supersonic one -- has been successfully completed from the target altitude.... Yes, there's fear... But I use fear to my advantage, to keep focused."

By the way, don't go trying this at home or trying to beat him. He's going to be wearing a pressure suit and he's a pro at this sort of stuff. He's also a pilot. AKA: He knows what he's doing.

I didn't know this, but someone actually jumped from 23 miles up 50 years ago! Now he's helping mentor Mr. Baumgartner.

I will absolutely be watching whatever live stream there is when this happens. [There is no set date as of now.] I will also have my hand over my eyes and peak out just enough to see what happens. I act like I know the guy.


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