October 9, 2012

Insane? You decide.

He's going to step out of a safe little capsule to plummet back to Earth at speeds of up to 720 miles per hour, from a height of 22 miles.

Don't even want to think about the different ways this could go horribly wrong.

The boiled brain issue, the eyeballs popping out issue, the skin pealing off issue.

Yep.  Could get ugly.

Happens our time, around 11pm. 

Felix Baumgartner, a professional daredevil, plans to step off a balloon-borne capsule 22 miles above Earth on Tuesday morning and plummet for five and a half minutes until opening his parachute a mile above the New Mexico desert. If all goes as planned, he will do a series of barrel rolls in the near-vacuum of the stratosphere and then plunge headfirst at more than 700 miles per hour, becoming the first sky diver to break the sound barrier. 
Daredevil sets sight on a 22 mile fall

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