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Old 10-09-2012, 10:31 AM
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:42 AM
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"Their" is a possessive pronoun. In a phrase like “Susan and Bill's car,” it could be used to to make a new phrase: “their car.”

”They're” is a contraction of “they are.”
“They are” should always be able to replace “they're.”

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:42 AM
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:29 AM
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IT'S ON!!!!!! Balloon inflated, and they are ready to launch SOON!

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Old 10-14-2012, 08:31 AM
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We have lift off! Next stop, 120,000 ft!!!!!!
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:40 AM
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He JUST broke my personal record of 13k.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:42 AM
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I think they are showing it on Discovery channel as well.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:48 AM
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I think they are showing it on Discovery channel as well.
Thanks, I did not know that. Now watching on the tablet and 65" plasma.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:38 AM
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No doubt richard branson has a jar of lotion and a box of kleenex out today watching this.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:42 AM
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:51 AM
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No doubt richard branson has a jar of lotion and a box of kleenex out today watching this.
Oh my
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:03 AM
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This is so cool.

Why is he saying to him that he is at 100,000' and has 28,000' more to go, but the counter on the video already showing ~128,000' ???
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:05 AM
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The inner pressure wasn't matching the outer pressure and Felix didn't know why he couldn't open the door...
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:08 AM
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:21 AM
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Stupid video feed cut to the room at the exact millisecond his toe touched the ground. Showing us cheering people instead of his landing???
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:42 AM
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Did he manually open? If so, he should have waited another 15 seconds and he would have broke the longest freefall record..probably opened prematurely due to face mask fogging up issues.

Anyone else notice the breathing stopped at one point due to the spinning/tumbling as his hit mach?
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:47 AM
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:44 PM
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Did he manually open? If so, he should have waited another 15 seconds and he would have broke the longest freefall record..probably opened prematurely due to face mask fogging up issues.
Besides the fogging mask, he also seemed to be having communication issues, so might not have known how close to the ground or the time record he was.
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