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Fraser
2012-Mar-16, 07:20 PM
In preparation for his jump from from 36,500 meters (120,000 feet) sometime this summer, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner took a practice jump yesterday from Roswell, New Mexico. The Red Bull Stratos Mission just posted the video of the jump — well, actually everything but the jump (you’ll see the preparations and post landing in this [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/94207/video-watch-felix-baumgartners-test-jump/)

Selfsim
2012-Mar-16, 08:47 PM
In preparation for his jump from from 36,500 meters (120,000 feet) sometime this summer, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner took a practice jump yesterday from Roswell, New Mexico. The Red Bull Stratos Mission just posted the video of the jump — well, actually everything but the jump (you’ll see the preparations and post landing in this [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/94207/video-watch-felix-baumgartners-test-jump/)
Thanks Nancy/Fraser.

Interesting … and good footage too, eh ?

I guess they're retrieving the capsule each time he makes one of these test jumps. (Rather than it being discarded) ?

If so, I'll bet its a lot trickier bringing it down safely in the right place, than it is retrieving ol' Felix ! :)

Cheers