Originally Posted by pibbur who
… it's starting in an hour. It was supposed to start much earlier today, but wind conditions were unfavourable. But now they've started prreparing for the final step.
Don't know what I'm talking about, huh? It's Baumgartner. THE Baumgartner. Felix among friends. Going there (36 km into the border of space) and back (earth) again at a slightly greater speed. Live broadcast starts on http://www.redbullstratos.com/live at 1700 GMT.
pibbur who refuses to translate proper length and time units/references to the americans. And the english. And the canadians. The Swedes? (ok, they use the metric system, but - for no rational reason - pibbur suspects they're not very good at it). Who cares about Down Under?