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  •  My daughter and I watched it. (3+ / 0-)
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    Diogenes2008, BlackSheep1, Mr Robert

    Both of us were freaking out a bit when he climbed out onto his platform.  I'm terrified of heights and my palms were sweaty just watching him at that moment.

    As an aside, Mary Roach in Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void which came out a couple of years ago, wrote about the early stages of the prep for this jump today.  Very interesting as I remember. She interviewed Baumgartner as well as the other planners.  Definitely worth checking out.  It's a good read.

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