Monday, July 2, 2012

I'm back online

Had a wonderful vacation!

I'm still working on the notes for that vacation, so for now you'll have to read something else.

Try this: The 120,000-Foot Leap

On the morning of March 15, Felix Baumgartner scooted forward, stood up, and grabbed the handrails on either side of the door he’d just opened. From where he was standing, he could see all of New Mexico and parts of Texas, Arizona, and Colorado. He was 71,581 feet — 13 and a half miles — above Earth, dangling in a small capsule from a balloon the size of a 16-story building. Facing the cameras mounted on the capsule, he gave a little salute, a bit awkward in his full-pressure spacesuit, and stepped off.

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