Skydiver bunny hops into space and falls 24 miles to earth

On Sunday millions of people worldwide were captivated by the sight of a tiny, one-man capsule being carried aloft by a gigantic 55-story helium-filled balloon. Inside the cramped capsule, Austrian paratrooper Felix Baumgartner prepared to become the first man to break the speed of sound while free falling 24 miles to earth.

The capsule ascended into space at the rate of 1,000 feet per minute. It took roughly 2 hours and 20 minutes for the capsule to ascend 128,100 feet above earth, breaking the record for the highest non-aircraft altitude.

24 miles above the earth, Baumgartner, 43, stepped out onto the capsule’s small ledge and bunny hopped into space. He shattered the speed barrier even as he went into an uncontrolled spin, eventually reaching a top speed of 833 mph (Mach 1.24) about 30 seconds into his jump.

About 9 minutes later, Baumgartner landed safely on his feet in the desert of Roswell, New Mexico with the aid of a parachute that deployed halfway through his descent. His supersonic free fall was watched live online by millions of onlookers around the world.

“Sometimes we have to get really high to see how small we are,” Baumgartner said after the jump.

It is estimated that the sky dive mission cost millions of dollars and 8 years in the planning stages. The mission was sponsored by the makers of Red Bull energy drink.



 


68 Responses to “Skydiver bunny hops into space and falls 24 miles to earth”

  1. 1
    Keesh says:

    Morning :waves:

    Well Damn!

  2. 2
    MsChavo says:

    Top of the Hour!!!

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    brownskin A.K.A Creamy says:

    :waves:

    morning and ummmm wheres the rest of the story. so he what??????……………………………………..and then……….when he landed…………………NASA said……………
    history will write……………………. :shrugs:

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    r2dmax says:

    OK, so it broke a couple of records… Congratulations :champ: But was there any piece of the technology or development of it that can be applied to real life in some way? :thinking: I’m just curious if, other than the records, there was any real reason or benefit for the millions of $$ and time spent.

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    NaijaGal says:

    white folks stay doing the most

    @PRYNN – when you get in here awkward black girl has a new epi #funny

    CREAMY – :hi:

  6. 6
    sassyshe says:

    :waves: morning all

  7. 7

    :yawn: I guess. Good morning everyone.

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    Diva says:

    :wave: Hey ya’ll

  9. 9
    Lucky704 says:

    :zzz: Hello Roses

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    Trendsetter says:

    MORNING!

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    r2dmax says:

    OK, so it broke a couple of records…But was there any piece of the technology or development of it that can be applied to real life in some way?
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    :cosign: not to mention this required no talent whatsoever.

    Sandra what is up with that Gucci/Jeezy/KeyCole beef? I really think ice cream cone face took it too far!

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    Bird says:

    I’m sure that was quite the adenaline rush for him. That’s great. :shrug:

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    KayCeiSoul says:

    :waves: Good Morning Roses!

    I was mad that I missed this – but I caught it in the replays this weekend.

    This type of a jump not only makes history (which we should strive to keep doing just because) but it also gives NASA new data to work on for future space projects. :coffee:

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    lovezoe says:

    Morning!

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    Bird says:

    Dark-n-Lovely says:

    Sandra what is up with that Gucci/Jeezy/KeyCole beef? I really think ice cream cone face took it too far!
    ********************************

    I heard about this in passing, but didn’t read up on it. What done happened and how did Keyshia get in the mix?

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    bnatural says:

    Morning beautiful people :waves:

    I will never understand why people do this kind of mess…

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    Razzle Dazzle Boo says:

    Good morning Roses :yawn:

    This is good for record breaking. Was anything developed besides his pressure suit or the balloon worth studying?

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    KayCeiSoul says:

    @ Razz, the pressure suit was the ultimate. Studying that alone could gie NASA some insight on making suits for future space launches. They’ll still be doing those, but privately. :yes:

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    @Bird that fool did a diss song to Jeezy saying he’s mad that his ex Keyshia slept with him and Diddy while she was in the relationship with Jeezy. He also rapped a line about Jeezy should dig his friend up (the one he killed) and see what he says…or something like that. Just disgusting and he really should be past that. And he came for Tip too I believe.

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    bnatural says:

    Bird says:

    Dark-n-Lovely says:

    Sandra what is up with that Gucci/Jeezy/KeyCole beef? I really think ice cream cone face took it too far!
    ********************************

    I heard about this in passing, but didn’t read up on it. What done happened and how did Keyshia get in the mix?
    ———————-

    Gucci Mane is an idiot :rofl: I’m still cracking up about his interview with the Breakfast club….I didn’t know Keyshia Cole was involved though :thinking:

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    Ty says:

    Morning All :wave:

    Somebody go to Keyshia’s twitter and copy and paste please :popcorn: The entertainment reports are saying its all on twitter. Gucci said something about her sleeping with Diddy :waiting:

    Red Bull couldn’t donate to NASA but they have funds for this phuckery :rolleyes:

    #nosey
    #hatetwitter

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    @bnatural stop laughing! :hahaha: I agree with Jeezy that fool is retarded. I still havent went to listen to the full breakfast club interview.

  23. 23
    Keesh says:

    I heard a few things about the Keyshia C thing, I honestly didnt pay attention because I assumed it was not true.

  24. 24
    Ty says:

    @Bird that fool did a diss song to Jeezy saying he’s mad that his ex Keyshia slept with him and Diddy while she was in the relationship with Jeezy
    ____________
    :hurl:

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    bnatural says:

    Dark-n-Lovely says:

    @Bird that fool did a diss song to Jeezy saying he’s mad that his ex Keyshia slept with him and Diddy while she was in the relationship with Jeezy. He also rapped a line about Jeezy should dig his friend up (the one he killed) and see what he says…or something like that. Just disgusting and he really should be past that. And he came for Tip too I believe.
    ———————–

    Ummm….why did Gucci put Keyshia out like that? I mean she supposedly slept with Diddy and Gucci? SERIOUSLY?!?!?!

  26. 26
    Razzle Dazzle Boo says:

    oh yea i remember that “come on man everybody know that boy is retarded he got a ice cream cone on his face” :hahha: I really dont understand how this dude is still “hot” after the lemon pepper wang song

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    bnatural says:

    Dark-n-Lovely says:

    @bnatural stop laughing! :hahaha: I agree with Jeezy that fool is retarded. I still havent went to listen to the full breakfast club interview.
    —————

    The thing is….I don’t think he’s retarded though….I think that he just doesn’t give a you know what….but that interview was a classic….hilarious! :rofl: I’ve listened to it a few times now.

    Even the breakfast club staff was afraid of him….Jeezy IS about that life…

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    Keesh says:

    Dark-n-Lovely says:

    @Bird that fool did a diss song to Jeezy saying he’s mad that his ex Keyshia slept with him and Diddy while she was in the relationship with Jeezy. He also rapped a line about Jeezy should dig his friend up (the one he killed) and see what he says…or something like that. Just disgusting and he really should be past that. And he came for Tip too I believe.

    Im just praying that KeyCole didnt sleep with Gucci, please let it be a joke :no:

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    Razzle Dazzle Boo says:

    @KayC that’s cool I hate that they had to “cut” NASA like they did. But I guess we have to pay the man some how.

    I dont see Keyshia sleeping with Gucci’s ol sick in the head azz diddy maybe for the same reasons as cassy, but not gucci with his pregnant simple azz. :nono:

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    lovezoe says:

    Re: Gucci he throws women out of cars and has an ice cream cone on his face. Some people you ignore

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    Diva says:

    I can’t stand people who kiss and tell!!! get a life……………

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    Ty says:

    I really dont understand how this dude is still “hot” after the lemon pepper wang song
    __________
    I dont remember him ever being Hot :shrug: He is more famous for those crusty azz lips sticking together :coffee:

  33. 33
    Sandra Rose says:

    I really don’t care about Twitter beef. Let me know when shots are fired. :coffee:

  34. 34
    Razzle Dazzle Boo says:

    How is that gonna look though?? Gucci hittin from the back and gotta sit his gut on Keyshia’s booty? and then he cant catch his breath because he’s so congested. Does he have asthma? Bronchitis?

    Or like would Keyshia help him hold his belly up missionary? :vomit:

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    This hip hop site posted her tweets where she basically said its all lies and that we need to stop believing these “hood” rappers because they’re not real Gs. Then Gucci bet 100k on his twitter that he could beat Jeezy up and dared him and Tip to come to his party saturday night. :rolleyes:

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    @ Sandra hopefully none are! And I respect your position, I know they are FOB.

  37. 37
    Razzle Dazzle Boo says:

    @Ty notice how I put it in quotations? :lol:

    really he has only had a few radio hits but yet he’s still around and I dont get it :shrug:

  38. 38
    lovezoe says:

    :newpost: Johnny Gill boyfriend

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    bnatural says:

    Dark-n-Lovely says:

    This hip hop site posted her tweets where she basically said its all lies and that we need to stop believing these “hood” rappers because they’re not real Gs. Then Gucci bet 100k on his twitter that he could beat Jeezy up and dared him and Tip to come to his party saturday night. :rolleyes:
    —————–

    See…What is the point of him throwing her name out there with Diddy’s? I mean what is the point in him lying? I wouldn’t be surprised if it was all true though….

    6 degrees of separation with these industry folks I tell ya….

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    sassyshe says:

    I heard a few things about the Keyshia C thing, I honestly didnt pay attention because I assumed it was not true.by Keesh on Oct 15, 2012 at 9:45 am
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    Gucci was coming hard at Jeezy on Twitter. Kesha didnt deny sleepin with Diddy she was offended because shes married anf got a name and didnt think Gucci needed to add her in the mix whic I agree with. Gucci was also going in on Drama. Not sure how TIP got includrd but he told him he could get in the mix too if he wanted

  41. 41
    Diva says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    I really don’t care about Twitter beef. Let me know when shots are fired.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    :rofl: :rofl:

  42. 42
    Razzle Dazzle Boo says:

    Dark-n-Lovely says:

    This hip hop site posted her tweets where she basically said its all lies and that we need to stop believing these “hood” rappers because they’re not real Gs. Then Gucci bet 100k on his twitter that he could beat Jeezy up and dared him and Tip to come to his party saturday night
    ———–
    This fool has nothing better to do with his time/career. When is his next album due? :no:

  43. 43
    Trendsetter says:

    Didn’t Keyshia and Jeezy date????

  44. 44
    AWESOME says:

    Gucci also came for the top FOB.

  45. 45
    Trendsetter says:

    Gucci Mane recently released a new diss track aimed at fellow ATLien Young Jeezy. The track could ignite a new war with a few other industry heads like Diddy and Keyshia Cole.

    In the second verse Gucci outs Keyshia and Puffy:

    I did a song with Keyshia Cole/ and I know you still miss her/ but Puff was f*ckin’ her while you was falling in love with her/

    Well, Keyshia has decided to pull her name out the beef and put Gucci on blast via Twitter.

    “That ain’t my business!! He’s lying ! its all G tho. RT @imBRiTTANYDUh: Guccia Mane wrong for putting @KeyshiaCole business out there,” she tweeted.

    Adding, “Putting all ya trust in some of these ‘Hood Rapper’..How u gone be a G, and u spreading lies, To sell mix tapes! Where ya talent at??”

    “I will continue 2 build what I’m working so hard accomplish! I’m married with a child, and don’t have no place in that none sense!”

  46. 46
    Razzle Dazzle Boo says:

    @Trend :yes: I believe one of her first albums were love songs about him.

  47. 47
    Trendsetter says:

    :offtopic:

    “Jay-Z told Rihanna that if Chris is truly making her happy then to go for it,” a source told sources.

    “He invited them as a couple to his concert in New York and backstage he called Chris to one side and told him if he hurts Rihanna, whether emotionally or physically, it’s over for him,” the sources added.

    It’s been rumored that Rihanna and Chris – who ditched his model girlfriend Karrueche Tran earlier in the year – plan to make their relationship public knowledge in the next month.

    “He’ll ensure it will result in the end of his career,” the source added.

  48. 48

    bnatural says:

    See…What is the point of him throwing her name out there with Diddy’s? I mean what is the point in him lying? I wouldn’t be surprised if it was all true though….

    6 degrees of separation with these industry folks I tell ya….

    *****************************
    Right there was no point. IDK I dont see Keyshia getting down like that, not with Diddy and esp not Gucci but then again who knows. :shrug:

    And yeah he doesnt give a you know what, he’s so ignorant lol.

  49. 49
    lovezoe says:

    I bet if this was another singer involved… But KC a friend of the blog.

  50. 50
    Ty says:

    Diva thats my girl in your gravi :cheers:

  51. 51
    Victoria says:

    That jump was really cool, we had the space shuttle shutdown the streets out here in LA this weekend. I love how the regulars aren’t interested. Simpleton beef is far more intriguing. Lmao. Y’all are too cute!

  52. 52

    Trendsetter says:

    Jay-Z told Rihanna that if Chris is truly making her happy then to go for it,” a source told sources.
    *******************************************
    I can believe this. I still think these two are ‘high risk’ together.

  53. 53
    lovezoe says:

    Good morning Victoria. You must be new.

  54. 54
    Razzle Dazzle Boo says:

    Oh good lord. :rolleyes:

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    San says:

    Gucci Mane recently released a new diss track aimed at fellow ATLien Young Jeezy
    ________________
    Ummm How he gonna do that when as a lyricist he whack as hell. They not even on the same level. He should go after Future or somebody

  56. 56
    Ty says:

    Gucci cant even phuck with Mr Sharpie aka Shawty Lo :rofl:

    Cues They Know :whistle: :danban:

  57. 57
    VDot says:

    Victoria says:

    That jump was really cool, we had the space shuttle shutdown the streets out here in LA this weekend. I
    _________________________________________________

    Congrats? :shrug:

  58. 58
    VDot says:

    I think that he just doesn’t give a you know what….but that interview was a classic….hilarious!

    ______________________________________________

    That interview had so many quotes.

    “Aint nobody about to push me, mush me, touch me, none of that”

  59. 59
    San says:

    This man crazy as hell though, I wouldn’t dare be jumping from space.

  60. 60
    prynsexxx says:

    @Naija

    THANKS! I will be watching that today. I ain’t doin SHAT today. My Monday is my Friday, til Thursday. LOL

    :pc:

    If anyone lives in Nashville, hit me up….here. I need some places to eat for my (less than) 24-hour stay. LOL

  61. 61
    bnatural says:

    lovezoe says:

    I bet if this was another singer involved… But KC a friend of the blog.
    —————-

    If it would have been Brandy….then…. :coffee:

  62. 62
    bnatural says:

    Trendsetter says:

    :offtopic:

    “Jay-Z told Rihanna that if Chris is truly making her happy then to go for it,” a source told sources.

    “He invited them as a couple to his concert in New York and backstage he called Chris to one side and told him if he hurts Rihanna, whether emotionally or physically, it’s over for him,” the sources added.

    It’s been rumored that Rihanna and Chris – who ditched his model girlfriend Karrueche Tran earlier in the year – plan to make their relationship public knowledge in the next month.

    “He’ll ensure it will result in the end of his career,” the source added.
    —————-

    No Chris, you’ve worked too hard….just resolved whatever lingering issues you have with her and MOVE-ON!!!

  63. 63
    Sandra Rose says:

    Victoria says:

    Simpleton beef is far more intriguing. Lmao. Y’all are too cute!
    ________________

    It would be so easy to blog about simpleton beef all day. But I strive to provide more quality intellectual content to my readers. :yes:

  64. 64
    Victoria says:

    @lovezoe nah I’m not new. Just comment sporadically.

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    Sandra Rose says:

    Victoria says:

    Simpleton beef is far more intriguing. Lmao. Y’all are too cute!
    ________________

    It would be so easy to blog about simpleton beef all day. But I strive to provide more quality intellectual content to my readers.
    ************************************
    :rofl: Sandra I love your sarcasm:

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    DoNotDeleteMe says:

    I am glad that the jump went well for him. I was a bit nervous because I thought that he would pass out in mid-air. It takes a lot of skill to accomplish this feat–not to mention all that it will contribute to scientific study. Red Bull was smart for sponsoring this. NASA will have to pay them for the data collected and for any and all future technology that results. :clap:

  68. 68
    Victoria says:

    @Sandra

    …and that’s why I love ya! Keep sprinkling them with knowledge here and there…

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