Why Does This Make Me Think Of Wile E. Coyote?

I know there has to be an anvil and an ACME product involved somehow

Felix Baumgartner is going to jump from the edge of space. If successful, he’s going to become the first man in history to go supersonic without any mechanical propulsion aid whatsoever. He’s now getting ready. You can watch it live here.

He will break many records. One of them was set by United States Air Force Captain Joe Kittinger on August 16, 1960. Kittinger jumped from the Excelsior III balloon, which at the time was flying at 102,800 feet-that’s 19.47 miles or 31 kilometers up in the sky.

More importantly, if everything goes right, he will be the first man to go supersonic without any propulsion aid. That has to hurt.

6 Responses to “Why Does This Make Me Think Of Wile E. Coyote?”

  1. aelfheld says:

    Postponed. Think he ran out of ice cubes?

  2. mojo says:

    ACME make the pressure suit, I think.

  3. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Yeah – if he does it, I HOPE he makes it. Really – that takes some balls.

    (Loved that bit of nostalgia, aefheld…)

  4. Skyler says:

    I just want to get that stunt over with. They’ve been talking about it for years, always with the implication that it’s going to be done as soon as they get around to it.

  5. leelu says:

    It will probably remain the record until Jim Kirk comes along.

  6. leelu says:



    (No, it’s not a cartoon…)

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