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  •  He just landed safely! n/t (8+ / 0-)

    Set new record for highest manned balloon flight, the fastest free fall, and possibly breaking the sound barrier, but the latter will need to be confirmed.

    I watched live as he ran through his final check list and jumped assuming a head down position. Then I noticed that he appeared to be in a slow spin and was starting to get worried, but a few seconds later he had assumed a delta position and was flying stable.

    His visor fogged up on the way down, but he made a perfect landing into the 8 mph wind and flared just prior to touchdown for a soft landing.

    Absolutely amazing team and a major accomplishment that will put Felix in the record books for decades to come.

    The only trouble with retirement is...I never get a day off!

    by Mr Robert on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 11:30:06 AM PDT

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