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  • Trebuchet

    The coolest thing about the event was having Joe Kittinger, whose name I have apparently been mispronouncing for fifty years, as the CapCom.

    The uncoolest was the US Discovery Channel’s “Live” coverage — which was delayed three hours here on the West Coast so that the by the time they showed the balloon lifting off, Baumgartner had already been back on the ground for about an hour.

  • mikmik

    What’s with the pop music? It was awe inspiring, and listening to mission control was a major part of the experience. It’s not that it’s just loud and overbearing, it’s crappy cliche vanilla yech bleck.
    It’s like, ho hum, another cheap commercial with scene changes every few seconds.

    Back to the jump – seeing him step out of the capsule and the rapid acceleration as he fell away was wild. I get queezy on top of a six foot ladder. I’m so glad he broke mach one.

    • Kylie Sturgess

      Agreed – I turned off the music. The jump was fantastic, was glad to see it live (although I was struggling to stay awake on Australian time)!