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    Posted: 08 October 2012 at 3:27pm
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I'm not 100% sure, but I thought Joseph Kitinger fell at supersonic speeds in the 60s when making a similar jump from somewhere around 100K feet.
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He didn't quite make it.  I think he came up around 80 MPH too slow.  
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He passed, IIRC the standard speed of sound in a standard atmosphere. He did not break it for the altitude he was at.

The difference between going faster than 768mph and actually breaking Mach 1.

I could be wrong.

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Anywho, they are getting ready to launch the balloon shortly. It is being broadcast live here http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/
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Live on Discovery channel too.
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They just canceled it for today because of the wind.
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And cancelled due to wind.  I was really looking forward to seeing this.
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So, I think they are trying it again this morning. Unless Discovery forgot to remove the "live" tag.
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yeah, in a bout an hour.
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Balloon is on its way up.  about an hour and a half left until he gets to jump altitude.
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It may take a few goes to get the live feed going, it must be getting skelped with the demand on it atm.
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Boy that balloon picked up speed when it hit 123,000'
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I'm thinking he'll hit 130k"
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Originally posted by rednekk98 rednekk98 wrote:

I'm thinking he'll hit 130k"


He hit 130,000" quite a while back ;) ha

Jeebus, he's about to go.

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Anyone else get nervous when he started spinning like crazy?
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Just a little bit.  I'm excited to get the official result on his speed.
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Missed the freefall record, but took 2 possibly 3 others.

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He took highest free fall, fastest free fall, and highest manned balloon flight.  
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