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Sun Oct 7, 2012, 04:39 PM

Supersonic skydive from 120,000 feet

From Space.com:

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From a capsule suspended 23 miles (36.6 kilometers) above Roswell, N.M., daredevil Felix Baumgartner will skydive in an attempt to set a new altitude record.

Baumgartner will first ascend to an altitude of 120,000 feet (36,000 meters) in a six-foot diameter (1.8 meters) pressurized capsule suspended from a high-altitude balloon.

Once at the correct altitude, Baumgartner steps from the capsule and begins to fall. Within about 40 seconds he accelerates enough to break the sound barrier, which has never been done by a free-fall skydiver.

In 1960, United States Air Force Col. Joseph Kittinger made a similar jump from the lower altitude of 102,800 feet (31,000 meters). 8 Craziest Skydives of All Time

From Space.com:

?1349547922

From a capsule suspended 23 miles (36.6 kilometers) above Roswell, N.M., daredevil Felix Baumgartner will skydive in an attempt to set a new altitude record.

Baumgartner will first ascend to an altitude of 120,000 feet (36,000 meters) in a six-foot diameter (1.8 meters) pressurized capsule suspended from a high-altitude balloon.
Once at the correct altitude, Baumgartner steps from the capsule and begins to fall. Within about 40 seconds he accelerates enough to break the sound barrier, which has never been done by a free-fall skydiver.

In 1960, United States Air Force Col. Joseph Kittinger made a similar jump from the lower altitude of 102,800 feet (31,000 meters). 8 Craziest Skydives of All Time

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LongTomH Oct 2012 OP
FirstLight Oct 2012 #1
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2012 #2
applegrove Oct 2012 #3
jsr Oct 2012 #4
Odin2005 Oct 2012 #5
DisabledAmerican Oct 2012 #6
Zalatix Oct 2012 #7
eppur_se_muova Oct 2012 #8

Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 04:57 PM

1. WHEN????

I read the article and checked the link, but I cannot see a Launch Date

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 10:20 PM

3. That man is mentally ill and should be forced into therapy. He will die if he goes up.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 10:24 PM

4. He'll make it

(unless something goes wrong)

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 10:38 PM

5. I admore this guy's guts!

I remember seeing a news story a couple years ago about the 50th anniversary of Joe Kittinger's jump.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 12:23 AM

6. Red Bull is sponsering him do not worry people

 

Red Bull gives you wings he will be fine he drinks Red Bull.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 12:24 AM

7. Before there was ODST, there was this.

 

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:21 PM

8. This has come up a few times in the Science Forum ...

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