The Man Who Will Fall to Earth; Parachuting From Space

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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 08:06 AM
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www.smh.com.au...


It is the ultimate parachute jump. From the edge of space, Felix Baumgartner will leap from a balloon and plummet 36,500 metres. After 35 seconds he will break the sound barrier, and finally, at 1520 metres, he will deploy a parachute and – hopefully – land safely.


Woah, I hope they broadcast this live!

Jumping from a weather balloon 120,000 feet up = loco. I have trouble looking down from my 3rd story balcony.



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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 08:21 AM
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Couldn't he just jump from the space station ?

now that would be really interesting and set the ultimate record for speed (17,500mph).
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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 08:24 AM
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I thought this had been done already?

www.youtube.com...


Edit: My bad, i just read the article, he's breaking the existing record - I FAIL
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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 08:31 AM
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Suborbital skydiving! ! x100
w00t!

I wanna do it too! That's some serious free fall time.
Fun thing is, last guy I think did this wasn't even a skydiver and essentially learned how to fall properly on his way down. Falling properly in a stable position is pretty key for a smooth ride. Once you know how to stabilize, you can have lots of fun in a whole 3 dimensional playground, going back to a stable position between acrobatics.


yay!

Holy cow! i just realized, guy will be going so fast, he'll prolly have to pull at 10,000 ft to get good deployment and have margin for reserve if there's a malfunction. Wow!
I usually pull at 3000 ft when jumping from 12-15k, and get full deployment around 1500 ft with lots of room for set up and landing.
I bet he's going to toss a drogue to slow and pop main.


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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 08:33 AM
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[color=dodgerblue]There is absolutely no way I could ever even imagine trying this...

I hope he lands safely....

S&F



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 09:03 AM
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Originally posted by diddy1234
Couldn't he just jump from the space station ?

now that would be really interesting and set the ultimate record for speed (17,500mph).
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He'd die from lack of oxygen. Also, at the speed he'd be going at, even if he slowed down a little, when he opened his parachute the jerk (sudden decrease in speed) would rattle his brain around in his head and kill him. Maybe even crack and break a great deal of bones. He'll be unconscious before he realized hes going to hit the ground.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 09:17 AM
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I wouldn't say fail...your right...this has been done before, what 50 years ago, and they are just now trying to break the record. Which is kind of a publicity stunt.......I can't think of any practical reasons to jump from that high...your still far below where space craft travel....if you jumped from a craft you would burn up without some sort of heat shielding.

Cool stunt though!!!



posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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just curious if this is the same guy

Fall from space



posted on Sep, 29 2012 @ 07:35 PM
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How is he gonna break the sound barrier? Terminal Velocity is up to 210 mph and the sound barrier is 761.2 mph. Unless the height of the fall does something to the terminal velocity?



posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 10:13 PM
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This is a music video "Dayvan Cowboy"
by Boards of Canada

It features video footage of Joseph Kittingers famous parachute from about 20 miles high.
Fun to watch and a pretty cool song.





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