Felix Baumgartner’s Jump

FROM THE EDGE OF space should school writers and readers of science fiction a little on some of the realities of the Cap Drops in Heinlein’s Starship Troopers.

Marvel that it was, I still feel moved to bitch that the coverage could have been more. I would have liked to have gotten a notion of the altitude Felix was at during the fall. We only got a notion when it was announced as 6,000 feet when he popped his chute.

Still and all, congratulations for a good jump and a safe landing.

One response to “Felix Baumgartner’s Jump

  1. If the voice on the other end of his helmet was female’s, a million geeks would have had to wash their shorts.