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Red Bull Stratos is a scientific mission to 120,000 ft. Jumping from a stratospheric balloon one man will attempt to break the speed of sound in freefall

i thought doing 120mph on a bike was a rush?
 

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You don't get the feeling of falling when you are skydiving because there is no real reference point. Its still lots of fun though. People think I'm crazy because I like to get out of planes while they are still flying.
 

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You don't get the feeling of falling when you are skydiving because there is no real reference point. Its still lots of fun though. People think I'm crazy because I like to get out of planes while they are still flying.
Well I assume you would get the feeling of falling the very first part before hitting terminal velocity no?
 

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Not really, for me at least. You hop out of the plane and its just pure bliss. Yeah there is wind resistance but it doesn't feel like normal falling does, like off a ladder. Maybe I'm just weird but I love crazy things like that (probably why I ride a bike too) and its more like standing in a stiff wind or a wind tunnel.

If you ever stood behind a jet or other aircraft think of all the wind hitting you and thats what it feels like. Its fun, and not scary.
 

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Skydiving is a BLAST! A friend of mine (used to be my mom's boyfriend) holds
(or held, records are always broken) the world record for jumping with the
smallest parachute. He uses a parachute made for a 77lb person! Something
like a 60 square ft parachute.
 
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