Re: Felix Baumgartner is the Freaking Man
Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966
This makes me wonder...
Where is the line drawn by law enforcement? People commit suicide in various ways (incl. jumping off something high in the air). Where/how does the law consider things like this OK? Like a stunt to go over the Niagara Falls in a barrel. I think some of the Niagara stunts have been approved and others have been done with no approval. Obviously Felix is not trying to kill himself, but can I do the same stunt without getting some sort of OK? Or would I be arrested and Felix would not (if both survive)?
Is spacesuit knowledge worth the life of a human being? Personally I believe it is more about being in the record book and Red Bull gaining attention than it is about spacesuits.
Party pooper, I know. But common sense and rationale make me think like this lol.
Is it really all that different than the early days of supersonic and space flight? Test pilots were out there risking their necks all the time in order to test barriers that no one thought a human could survive. One slip up or a malfunctioning craft could mean death. And while the aerospace industry wanted to build craft capable of supersonic and space flight, the primary motivation of the pilots was to see who could go higher and faster than anyone else.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.