Space Jump-Anyone else watching?

momto4kidsOctober 14, 2012

Discovery channel..it's live right now. Felix Baumgartner is a little over 1 1/2 hours into the ascent as I write this. I'm not sure what to make of all of it. I will say the pictures are amazing. Listening to all the technical aspects of the jump are completely fascinating to me. The craft, his suit, the chute...it's all fascinating. The kids are just...meh...they don't have the patience to wait until the actual jump.

Is anyone else watching?

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centralcacyclist

I'm semi-watching. I pop in and out. I find video noise to be really distracting to have on the background so I turn it on every now and then. I'm pretty much in the same mode as your kids. :)

E

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 1:21PM
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momto4kids

:)!! So, he just now broke the record for the highest altitude in a balloon. I wonder what they'll do if they don't fix the face visor problem?

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 1:32PM
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momto4kids

Okay...he has reached the height! He's still climbing, much slower, though. It has been fascinating watching the balloon inflate.

Off to watch on the big TV now as they try to control the ascent.

Good luck to Baumgartner!

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 1:46PM
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annie1992

I'm like your kids, I don't have the patience. I'll read the news after it's all over, LOL.

Annie

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 1:50PM
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momto4kids

What a landing!!! W O W! Congratulations to Felix Baumgartner!

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 2:22PM
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centralcacyclist

I watched the jump. Gotta tell you, it took my breath away to watch him step out of the capsule.

E

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 2:22PM
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momto4kids

Me, too, Barnmom! Those shots...looking down at Earth from standing on the ledge....amazing! I was nervous a couple of times from just before he stepped out and didn't seem to respond...to the time he seemed out of contact on the way down. But what a beautiful descent. Still in awe! :) The kids did perk up and really enjoyed the actual jump!

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 2:28PM
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triciae

Thanks for the heads up! I'd forgotten about the jump. I just caught it - switched from NFL to watch. I don't do that for just any ole event! :) Amazing.

/tricia

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 2:35PM
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centralcacyclist

Facebook comments:

"Redbull gives you wings and BALLS."

"don't see how he got his suit over walnuts that big..."

".. who is a bigger #badass than Chuck Norris? Well, it's this guy who just made jumping from space look like it was easier than us walking out our front door in the morning. #felixforpresidentofeverything"

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 2:47PM
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dedtired

shoot. missed it.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 2:53PM
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annie1992

elery watched it. I told him to let me know when he was about 2 minutes from the ground. (grin)

Annie

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 6:37PM
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dedtired

It sounds like Felix's face mask fogged up, so he didn't see it either. That took guts to do. Glad his guts didn't end up splattered all over the place.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 8:15PM
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rob333

I didn't watch it live, but whoa, what a rush to see it. Here's the video I watched.

Here is a link that might be useful: if you missed it-video (from the UK's telegraph)

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 9:57AM
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