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Thumbs up Amazing 2 hour special on the space dive

I just got done watching the 2 hour special on Nat Geo on the Red Bull space dive. They go into a lot of the back story & the technical details & training that had to be done. One of the most interesting shows I've seen in a long time.

They will be airing it again Fri at 9:00 pm on Nat Geo. Well worth a watch if you have not seen it.
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F-ing awesome! Just finished watching it!


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Re: Amazing 2 hour special on the space dive

fuck me no tv
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F-ing awesome! Just finished watching it!


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I agree, for anyone with some technical interests the show is awesome.
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I agree, for anyone with some technical interests the show is awesome.
My 6yr old son watched it with me. Both of us were glued to TV. Absolutely unbelievable what was accomplished! I was nervous when he opened that capsule door and all you see is space!


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That had to take some huge nuts for sure. Especially after you see how hard it was for him to move in that pressure suit.
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Ya...no kidding!!! It's in freaking outer space!!!! That guy is a badass for sure. Thanks for the heads up about the show


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That had to take some huge nuts for sure. Especially after you see how hard it was for him to move in that pressure suit.
There are a few other thing I can think of that take bigger nuts. I mean he was aprehensive about the whole trip so much so that he went to theropy? They called him a pilot? He didn't pilot anything!! They fill the balloon, he got in the capsole he closed the door then he took a ride to 128,000 ft, opened the door and jumped out. At least Astronauts land the space shuttle, they can be called pilots, and I think that takes much bigger hevos.
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There are a few other thing I can think of that take bigger nuts. I mean he was aprehensive about the whole trip so much so that he went to theropy? They called him a pilot? He didn't pilot anything!! They fill the balloon, he got in the capsole he closed the door then he took a ride to 128,000 ft, opened the door and jumped out. At least Astronauts land the space shuttle, they can be called pilots, and I think that takes much bigger hevos.
He had issues with being in the suit & not a lot of time to get used to it. Many scuba divers have issues with the same thing, you have to get used to being all closed in & covered up. Especially in a drysuit & a full hardhat/helmet, I saw a lot of people get freaked out by that when I was instructing. I thought it made a ton of sense he did some dive traing to get used to the feeling.
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