Capt. J Kittinger ... balls of steel

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by TIKITRADER, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Probably one of the sickest things any man has ever done. The guy has the biggest balls to do what he did in 1960 at a time man did not even travel to the moon yet.


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    Now an attempt by Felix Baumgartner to break the record Col. J Kittinger secured in 1960.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38224278/ns/technology_and_science-space/


    http://www.asylum.com/2010/01/25/skydiver-felix-baumgartner-red-bull-mission-to-the-edge-of-space/
     
  2. Wild.

    Thanks for posting.
     
  3. TraDaToR

    TraDaToR

    And he lights a cig immediately after coming back...
     
  4. That had to be one hell of a 15 minute experience. Some serious stones on that guy.
     
  5. Insane. Great
     
  6. Not sure if it was him, but one of the guys that did those jumps had a hell of an experience as I recall. He had a leak in his jump/space suit, and realized as he got higher that there was a problem, and his life was in jeporady. He finally bailed out and I think he may have passed out and came through as he reentered the lower atmosphere. Unreal stuff!!!
    Imagine what the guys these days maybe doing. Don't be fooled that stuff like this isn't happening because the useless press or a politician doesn't tell us about it. The idea is to do the stuff in secret, and despite satellites and all the junk there are ways to try new ideas and risk human life without being detected.
    If you think about it, they had SR-71's back in the '60's and could photograph prisoners in prison camps in Vietnam, Laos, etc and make out details. You think maybe technology hasn't advanced? :D
     
  7. Yep. I think that accounts for 90%+ of modern-day UFO sitings. Of course, none of that advanced propulsion technology will see the light of day until the last drop of oil gets pumped out of the ground.
     
  8. This is insane . . .

    not as crazy as leaping from space back to earth, but you get chills watching this guy


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  9. TraDaToR

    TraDaToR

    As unbelieveable as it is, they are a lot crazier now with wingsuits. Those videos are 3-4 years old.
     
  10. That has got to be some videos to see. Someone sent this to me a few months ago. I had never heard of wingsuits before.

    My heart starts to pound from excitement when I get out of my desk chair and head out to get a coffee. I cannot imagine what they experience doing this.
     
    #10     Jul 15, 2010