|Quoting SlamClick (Reply 2):|
Wonder if they ever considered a 124000 foot static line in case he loses consciousness?
|Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 3):|
Guaranteed that he's using some form of AAD although with this amount of freefall time, an oxygen problem will likely be fatal and the AAD wouldn't due much beyond recovering an intact body.
|Quoting MissedApproach (Reply 6):|
The jump attempt has been postponed until Tuesday now.
|Quoting CURLYHEADBOY (Reply 8):|
Does anybody know at what altitude he's supposed to go supersonic?
The French adventurer, 64, had hoped to free-fall from 130,000ft today after two previous attempts to set a new world record failed.
But the £100,000 helium balloon which was meant to carry him up to his target height split from its capsule as it was being inflated at an airport in Saskatechwan, Canada, and drifted away into the sky.
|Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 11):|
it might be another year or two before he can try again. I hope he sticks to it.
He says his next chance is in August because that is when the jet stream will next be favorable.
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