- Dec 6, 2005
- 9,786 (2.23/day)
- Manchester, NH
|System Name||Working on it ;)|
|Cooling||Be Quiet Pure Rock Air|
|Memory||16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper|
|Video Card(s)||Intel IGP (Dedicated GPU TBD)|
|Storage||WD 320 / 500KS / 500KS / 640KS / 640LS / 640LS / 640LS / 1TBFAEX and a NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black|
|Display(s)||24" DELL 2405FPW|
|Audio Device(s)||Onboard + HD HDMI|
|Power Supply||Corsair HX750 (love it)|
|Software||Win 7 Pro|
Kittinger's jump was better - the lack of technology alone is what makes it ballsy.
On August 16, 1960, he made the final jump, from the Excelsior III, at 102,800 feet (31,300 m). Towing a small drogue parachute for initial stabilization, he fell for 4 minutes and 36 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 614 miles per hour (988 km/h) before opening his parachute at 18,000 feet (5,500 m). Pressurization for his right glove malfunctioned during the ascent, and his right hand swelled to twice its normal size. Ignoring the pain, he rode the balloon up to 102,800 feet and said a short prayer — “Lord, take care of me now” — before stepping off.
Funny, looks like a Craftsman toolbox strapped to his ass in this picture
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