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    Highest Parachute jump? you're not even close



    Just watch, its only 6+ minutes,
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    A monday morning lunatic, disturbed from time to time. Temporary catatonic madman on occasion..

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    I have jumped from 16k, is that close?
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    Welcome back to Earth, here, I'll flip you off so you know you landed on the right planet

    I'm actually pretty curious about the camera rig that he left behind on the gondola. For the film to work it had to be kept warmish, yet the rig had to be light as possible, have an automated controlled decent along with a beacon all with radio and battery tech of the day. (which all worked since we saw the film) Like to see how that was engineered. Not to take anything away from the man jumping from the edge of space, but that was a feat in itself. Sure, now anyone can tie an iPhone on a balloon and use GPS to find it later, wasn't so easy then.

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    Balls of steel indeed.
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    Remember, you don't need a parachute to Sky Dive!



    You only need a parachute to Sky Dive again.
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    I jumped from 6,000 feet with a chute I packed in order to pass Navy Parachute Rigger school. I can not even imagine the stones it would take to jump from outer freaking space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I jumped from 6,000 feet with a chute I packed in order to pass Navy Parachute Rigger school. I can not even imagine the stones it would take to jump from outer freaking space.

    6,000 feet or 100,000 feet - The results of a catastropic malfunction will be the same. The terror will just last a little longer.

    I'm not all that interested in jumping from ANY height. My hats off to him.
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    Remember, you don't need a parachute to Sky Dive!

    You only need a parachute to Sky Dive again.
    It's not the fall that kills you, it's the sudden stop.

    I jumped from 6,000 feet with a chute I packed in order to pass Navy Parachute Rigger school. I can not even imagine the stones it would take to jump from outer freaking space.
    We used to do "hop-n-pops" from 3k. I know some military drop at 2k or less. With a round chute that's about 2 oscillations and yer pounding the earth, hard.

    I remember the 16k jump, the air was getting a tad thin. But the 1+ minute of freefall was awesome!
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