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Old 03-15-2012, 11:27 AM   #41
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Looks like it was a success! 71,000ft free-fall!
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Just get your USPA license. Some places will take you >30,000 feet for a few hundred $, including oxygen gear rental.

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Just get your USPA license. Some places will take you >30,000 feet for a few hundred $, including oxygen gear rental.
F that, I'm thinking 100k+ ft, near-space.
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F that, I'm thinking 100k+ ft, near-space.
In that case... umm... a lot of money, unless you're planning something fairly high-risk.

A guy by the name of Olav Zipser has been concurrently working on a low-budget and less publicized jump from space, flying a rented satellite rocket to 131,000 ft.

http://moonandback.com/2012/03/01/in...ecord-attempt/

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I'm kind of surprised the suit isn't made to be completely aerodynamic...
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A guy by the name of Olav Zipser has been concurrently working on a low-budget and less publicized jump from space, flying a rented satellite rocket to 131,000 ft.
Hahahha holy sh!t that guy is nuts. That's more of what I had in mind. I wonder how he's funding it.

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What else would it look like?
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