posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 01:33 PM
We can do the math - 128,000 feet altitude is where they had him jump and I saw it as 4 minutes and 9 seconds - though they called it as 4 minutes and
22 seconds of freefall.
Knock 6000 off of 128,000 because his parachute opened a little over 6,000 feet. 122,000
So, using their figure of 4 minutes and 22 seconds of freefall - I make that
28372.093023255813953488372093023 - feet per minute.
(I rounded the 22 seconds to .3 - dirty math I know
Wait - 122,000 / 282 seconds = 432.6241134751773049645390070922 feet per second so that's 25957.446808510638297872340425532 feet per minute.
1557446.8085106382978723404255319 feet per hour
There's 5.280 feet to a mile so ...
Makes 294.97098646034816247582205029014 MPH - right or wrong?
Help me math wizards! We can do it!
How many MPH did he average in the freefall time?
Never mind - my math must be wrong because Kr0nZ
said he hit 729 MPH and
that he made the record for fastest freefall; but, did not break the sound barrier.
Oh well, he made 2 of the four records he was shooting for. I'm glad he made it back safely no matter what!
edit on 14/10/2012 by Trexter Ziam
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