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Austrian Daredevil Jumps from 18 Miles above the Earth

Would you jump from over 96,000 feet in the air?

Jul 27 2012, 12:29pm CDT | by

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Austrian Daredevil Jumps from 18 Miles above the Earth
 
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Austrian Daredevil Jumps from 18 Miles above the Earth

An Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner has been preparing by making practice jumps for a week he wants to do sometime in the next month or so from 125,000 feet for over a year. Baumgartner made another practice jump this week where he left from 18 miles above the ground. Baumgartner left his custom-made enclosure hoisted to 96,640 feet by helium balloon.

During his 3 minute and 48 second freefall you reach the top speed of 536 mph. He opened his parachute and glider the earth 10 minutes and 30 seconds after jumping from the capsule.

 

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Clive Whittingham wrote a new blog post: Live and direct

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Clive Whittingham wrote a new blog post: Live and direct Factual channels have pulled in record ratings with live events, thanks to escapades such as Felix Baumgartner’s space jump. But where can the genre go next, asks Clive Whittingham. Live From Space The quest for ratings has always led television producers and networks down the path of innovation, but these da ...
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17 Videos That Show How The GoPro Camera Is Changing The Way We See The World

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The GoPro camera has revolutionized the way that people capture the world around them. The ultralight and portable device provides an easy way to record amazing, high-definition images, and has become the standard for many video producers as a cheap alternative to buying or renting expensive camera equipment.  The company IPO'd this week, and its stocks were exploding the next day.  The reason the company is so successful, of course, is because of the awesome footage that its came ...
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GoPro is officially kind of a big deal

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For those of you extreme recording your way through life with a GoPro we have some good news - the company is in rude health. The company was publicly listed on the Nasdaq on Thursday, a nervous moment for any company, but the early indications are that GoPro is a big player. In fact, the early valuation is a whopping $4 billion (£2.3bn/$AU4.2bn) for a company that is claiming its cameras have attracted a cool billion youTube views.Those big hits include Felix Baumgartner's s ...
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GoPro shares soar on first day of trading

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SAN FRANCISCO - Shares in the company behind GoPro cameras, used to capture sports action from players' perspectives, jumped more than 30 per cent on their first day of trading.GoPro shares were trading at US$31.34 (S$39.14) at close of the Nasdaq on Thursday. The opening trade of the day was US$28.65, while the stock was priced at US$24 for its initial public offering late Wednesday.GoPro raised about US$425 million in a stock market debut that gave the Silicon V ...
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GoPro goes public

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GoPro, which makes action sports cameras, is going public. Wednesday evening, the company announced it would offer 17.8 million shares at $21 to $24 apiece. At the high end, that means GoPro could be worth as much as $3 billion. Investors will buy the stock based on GoPro’s potential. So what are they buying?  GoPro videos are famous for scenes of daredevil skiing or surfing. So far, GoPro has made most of its money from cameras, which can be m ...
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Arizona company successfully tests high-altitude balloon for space tourism

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By Jeri Clausing ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Arizona company said Tuesday it has successfully completed the first small-scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists float 32 kilometres above the earth. World View Enterprises of Tucson said it launched the flight last week from Roswell, New Mexico. CEO Jane Poynter said the system broke the world record for highest parafoil flight, lifting a payload to  36,576 metres. “It went really, reall ...
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