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Oct 9, 2012
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stile...
Edit: They're gonna try again in the morning at 6am MDT (8am east coast time)

Here is the live feed:

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Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
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Oct 9, 2012
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stile...
Aborted Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
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Oct 9, 2012
Goofin on the Frogs Head Arch before I rap off.
Marc H wrote:
Aborted


totally sucks. Been following this since the project started. I feel really bad for him. The look of disspaointment on his face was brutal. I can't imagine how he's feeling and been feeling. The level of anticipation is too much to imagine.
Boots Ylectric
From Roselle IL
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Oct 9, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
What went wrong? Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Wind... His balloon is so fragile that ground winds of more than 2mph wil rip it. Or so I read.
Oct 9, 2012
gusty winds I guess. It would be crazy to get suited up and sit in the capsule just to have it aborted. I understand why they did it...I'm just thinking of what kind of emotional rollercoaster he must have been on waiting for the green light. JustinJD.
From Denver
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Oct 13, 2012
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stile...
bump, in case anyone gives a shizah about this. :) Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
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Oct 14, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
I'm still following the story, but no new attempts this week it sounds like. Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Oct 14, 2012
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stile...
It's on like Donkey Kong. Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
Joined May 10, 2007
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Oct 14, 2012
In the sea of Cortez - Baja California, Mexico
live: redbullstratos.com/live/ AJS
From Boulder, CO
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Oct 14, 2012
Thunder Ridge- Storm, 5.12, Wasp Canyon
105,000 ft and climbing........... Soon. . Kevin McLaughlin
From Colorado Springs
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Oct 14, 2012
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Jesus that balloon is big. He is a go! Ty Morrison-Heath
From Bozeman, MT
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Oct 14, 2012
Bocan
Man that is just crazy. Big balls to do something with such an unknown outcome. Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
952 points
Oct 14, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
OMG. He just did it! I think I just found my new hobby... Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
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Oct 14, 2012
Bocan
holy sh*t... no way would I want to fall 700 miles per hour.

Wonder if that does anything to his insides when he pulls that chute.
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
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Oct 14, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
He looks like he's able to regain control... I'm sure it's some major Gs but nothing this dude can't handle. Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
357 points
Oct 14, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
Did he just pull his shoot early and blow the record or did I read that wrong? Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
357 points
Oct 14, 2012
Growing a winter coat in Red Rock Canyon- December...
Wow, truly amazing footage! I can watch that repeatedly. Hell yeah!! Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
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Oct 14, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
Jon Zucco wrote:
Did he just pull his shoot early and blow the record or did I read that wrong?


yep I think he missed the free fall record by 11 seconds. Didn't seem like he broke the speed of sound either.
NickinCO
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Oct 14, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
Bummer. Guess we get to watch again for the next attempt. :) Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
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Oct 14, 2012
Me in Rampart Range where there is absolutely posi...
about to jump
about to jump


if you did not watch this you missed something great
Ternes
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Oct 14, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
Ternes wrote:
if you did not watch this you missed something great


awesome shot, I agree very cool to watch. I watched it with 4 other people huddled around my phone at work lol
NickinCO
From colorado
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Oct 14, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
Jon Zucco wrote:
Bummer. Guess we get to watch again for the next attempt. :)


Scratch that:

"This attempt marked the end of a five-year road for Baumgartner, a record-setting high-altitude jumper. He already made two preparation jumps in the area, one from 15 miles high and another from 18 miles high. It will also be the end of his extreme altitude jumping career; he has promised this will be his final jump.

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Baumgartner has said he plans to settle down with his girlfriend and fly helicopters on mountain rescue and firefighting missions in the U.S. and Austria."

-npr.org


What a hard-ass.
Jon Zucco
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