Parachute from 130,000ft

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Parachute from 130,000ft

Post by marksteamnz » Mon May 26, 2008 12:12 am

http://www.legrandsaut.org/index.php?lang=eng
Looks like he is on his way. I hope he makes it he's had a huge number of setbacks.
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Re: Parachute from 130,000ft

Post by Jim Berquist » Mon May 26, 2008 4:41 pm

I remember reading about Kittinger ! He had a wild ride.... This guy is going to go ballistic!

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Re: Parachute from 130,000ft

Post by marksteamnz » Tue May 27, 2008 10:16 am

http://www.legrandsaut.org/
Damm. They are only updating in French but it looks like they are inflating the balloon, the weather is good and launch is one hour away per babblefish. I'm too tired to stay up and keep readng. I hope it's all good when I get up in the morning. Here's a thumbs up from down under for you Michel.

And Jim he will go ballistic, but the target is to go supersonic. YAY for the boom!
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Re: Parachute from 130,000ft

Post by Mark » Tue May 27, 2008 11:53 am

Well the balloon went up. ha
And now I see it coming down in fragments. How strange.
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Re: Parachute from 130,000ft

Post by marksteamnz » Tue May 27, 2008 7:25 pm

Oh Hell. I did stay up but signed off when the balloon escaped. Merde!
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Re: Parachute from 130,000ft

Post by Jim Berquist » Wed May 28, 2008 4:25 pm

What to hell happened? They rip the envelope form the mooring??
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