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Old 10-14-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Parachute from space?

If you got nothing to do right now watch Felix skydive from a balloon in space!

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Old 10-14-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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I never knew YouTube offered a live feed. Another incredible feat by man-kind.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:59 PM   #3
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Didn't know about it but I'm watching it now. Thanks for the link!!
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:31 PM   #4
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This guy Felix definitely has a pair! The guy just past a record that is over 52 years old. Down right incredible! He plans to break distance in height record and then jump out of the capsule at around 23 miles above the earth hoping to break the sound barrier. I'm watching on the big screen right now via this link that Forest provided. I don't have regular cable or TV, so this really does the trick. I am amazed at the clarity of the live streaming.
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Also on Discovery channel, channel 182 on DishTV. But with commercials

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Wow!!! that was awesome
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Felix landed 3 records. Didn't get the longest free fall record, but that will most likely be left for a future try. I'm sure they will figure out another way to get the capsule high enough to hit the 130,000 foot mark, don't you think?

Now my youngest still at home, wants to go skydiving and I told him I'll set him up for a tandem jump one of these days. I will stick to the other type of diving.
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Agreed Ken, I've never wanted to jump out of a plane and don't think I'll ever want to. Now scuba, I do that whenever I can.
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That was quite the show!
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Forest, that is what I tell my family members who have never tried scuba, it is very addicting. It's my favorite way to go and forget about the outside world and the stress it brings. The last time I went diving was in Dumaguete, Philippines as a guest of the late Skip Elsworth a friend originally from Washington state, he relocated to Cebu, Philippines and built a beach resort on the north end of the Island. I can stay for free anytime I ever want to visit the area. Recently I was looking at one of those Hookah dive systems. No tanks, seems like it would be pretty nice, do you know about or ever tried this?
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Never used a hookah unit but did a "snuba" once with my young son. That is similar, it's a tank on a float with a 2nd stage hose about 20' long.
We've dove Cozumel, Belize and Roatan, and Bimini, Bahamas, Grand Turk, St. John, and Bonaire. Bonaire was our favorite, really easy shore diving, no boat schedules. Plan to go back once my back heals up.
Oh yeah underwater photography is one of my hobbies. Friends ask why I don't play golf, because I have too many other more expensive hobbies.
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Ah, the Dutch Antilles. I have always wanted to go there and dive. One of these days. Belize I am familiar with, love to go lobster gathering! The wife has been dreaming of going to Aruba or Bermuda, I asked her again if she wants to go diving, since she has never tried (only snorkeling), now she claims she will do it. She would probably rather have the pots boiling waiting for everyone to return with the lobsters. lol. Underwater photography is a great hobby!

The "Snuba" system would work too.


Here is the "Hookah" brand I was referring to over at Liesure Pro's website:
Air Line Model R260XL Hookah

This "Hookamax" brand is less expensive running off a deep cycle battery:
Hookamax Dive Systems

Then there is the "Brownies Hookah" system over at Divers Direct:
http://www.diversdirect.com/scuba/sc...hookah-diving/
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I enjoyed watching this live!
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Here is a shot out of the Capsule. Pretty amazing!
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Thanks that was entertaining on a Sunday afternoon.
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