Angie and I watched this live. When he went into the flat spin, I sent Angie into another room. SOOO glad he came out of it and had a controlled descent.
Walkie, I think you and I have joined the rest of the world in saying, "What a brave man, so glad it was a safe jump. Congratulations!!"
I just realized, the jump from space was on the anniversary of Chuck Yeager's great accomplishment a few decades ago. What is even more amazing, while Baumgartner was busy dropping in for diner, Chuck Yeager was busy flying shotgun in an F-15 to celebrate the anniversary of his speed stunt.
I guess October 14 will go down in history as the "need for speed" day.
Congrats to all who made it happen. Thanks to those who supported and followed the progress of this project.
Sorry, meant to type "dropping in for dinner."
Since a major energy drink producer was behind this stunt, I guess we will see a great Super Bowl commercial based from this event.
Summer vacations will also become interesting. Why should we go bungee jumping when we can go space jumping?
Put a jet pack on the back of the suit and you have a flying Iron Man adventure.
Yes, this opens up new opportunities for fun and adventure. However, let's remind ourselves - it is very dangerous. Someone tried in 1961 after the success from the previous year and did not live long to talk about it.
Congratulations are still in order though. We have taken humanity to a new height.
Yes, the out of control spinning was a symbol that anything can go wrong at anytime.
Some see problems as an opportunity for success - and indeed it turned out that way.