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Did Fearless Felix's Record-Breaking Jump Have Another Agenda?

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posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 01:00 PM
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I watched Felix jump out of the balloon at the same time that many of you probably did. It was breath-taking. It was courageous and it was terrifying. In his suit he resembled a space-warrior diving off the top of the world.

Afterwards, as I was thinking about the jump, I began wondering if the pressurized suit and helmet was a military test - on public airwaves. The perfect way to keep the masses unaware. The suit itself is a near masterpiece.

Perhaps small, elite groups of soldiers could literally skydive in from "space" to a target location to exterminate high-profile threats without being detected by radar. Quick and relatively clean.

The future of warfare? Maybe.




posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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Testing purposes, yes. Testing purposes for military applications maybe...

You still need to deploy a parachute, and nothing says "here we come", like a giant piece of material, slowly lowering you to the ground.

Also to sell REDBULL

The government can turn anything into a military application
so you may be right. Perhaps redbull will be a military grade stimulant some day

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posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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Their agenda was to.... sell Red Bulls.

MOTF!



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 01:12 PM
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That would definitely give new meaning to HALO jump.

Wiki - HALO/HAHO Jump

The biggest problem I see with this is getting to the jump location. Balloon wouldn't work for many reasons and what plane would be able to deliver the jumpers at that altitude. Diving from orbit is out until we figure out how to protect the divers from reentry into the atmosphere.



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 01:18 PM
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I began wondering if the pressurized suit and helmet was a military test - on public airwaves.


Very likely the opposite. This was a test by a private company with the agenda to sell a highly valuable patents to the military and/or NASA. I believe we will continue to see this model of technology development more and more.

The money from those customers will make the Red Bull sponsorship look like peanuts.



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 01:25 PM
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I thought the main application of this technology was for emergency escape from high altitude flight. With all the commercial space flights that are starting to become reality a safe contingency plan is needed in the event that something really bad happens in flight.



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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Master Chief is NOT a farcry.



I like your thinking good sir, you think outside of the box & the world is in desperate need of this skill.



I'll let you decide if governments have contact with extraterrestrials, but IF they did, you can allow your imagination to think up the fascinating technologies "we" possess.

Nano technology growing back limbs & suits that allow you to be in any environment. Holograms & Gravity defying magnetics. Healing technologies & body rhythm/aura technologies. Jump rooms/time & space alternators. Blaster rifles/lasers. The list goes on..


Time travel has existed at some point therefore all these technologies & countless more have already been invented. Seen it all before at some point in my existence(s).

Super excited for humanity's years to come!
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posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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The government can turn anything into a military application so you may be right. Perhaps redbull will be a military grade stimulant some day

red bull was made during vietnam war to keep soldiers alert



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 04:37 PM
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I was just reading through another thread here:

British hacker says aliens exist

In the linked thread, this was mentioned:


Originally posted by LiveForever8
reply to post by Joneselius
 


GM: Yeah. I mean, I gleaned from that information... What I surmised is that an off-planet Space Marines is being formed.


Here goes all my "What If's"...

What if the technology for the Stratos jump was "given" to Red Bull through whatever channels to demonstrate to the world that the US has the ability to land special ops troops covertly, any where in the world we want, in almost real time? What if the military already has this capability and gave Red Bull just enough info to pull off the Stratos jump without giving them all the details of what they (the military) have in operation? What if the military already has a delivery method to drop special ops troops from orbit? What would it take?

1. A space ship - X37b seems to small for a squad, maybe 2-3 operators. Something else then...
2. Reentry capsule for operators - Something small with ablative heat shield and disposable? Would have to "open" to allow HALO/HAHO insertion.
3. Pressure suit - The pressure suit would need to allow for immediate action when on the ground, not so bulky as Felix's suit.

So, what if this was technology going not from Red Bull to the military/NASA, but from the military to Red Bull?

What if...



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 06:59 PM
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The suit was designed by David Clark Company in an attempt to make a more maneuverable space suit. At this very moment, they are attempting to market the suit and it's design elements to NASA and the Air Force for use as an emergency escape suit.

That is the agenda. To make money.



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 08:37 PM
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The government can turn anything into a military application so you may be right. Perhaps redbull will be a military grade stimulant some day


Certainly better then the Meth they use now in some cases. As for the OP, things like that are rarely ever done for only one reason.



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 08:42 PM
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Space paratroopers was my first thought watching him jump.

All they would need to do is retrofit one of those Orbital Vehicles that DARPA has and they could drop from virtually anywhere



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 09:30 PM
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I Would Be Surprised if it WERENT a test. I mean..He was Already up their and going to risk his life..Why not do it in the name of science? Thats The Logical Thing to do. But who says the goverment is a Logical Being..



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 09:37 PM
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They can get as many troops as they want under radar anywhere they want its no problem.



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 01:17 PM
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Could you please explain to me the logical reasons for flying to the edge of space only to undertake a dangerous freefall to "covertly insert" into some medal of honour type scenario.This type of covert behaviour has and does take place perfectly well using the numerous passenger airline flights,why on earth would any organization choose to hugely increase the cost and increase the risk to operatives?.



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 01:20 PM
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The military already conducts high altitude insertions so I would say no...could they use some of the data sure but this seems like it would be old hat for the military...can you imagine what a soldier would look like with his gear and the suit? Nothing hear to see folks...



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 01:23 PM
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I don't have a logical reason for the whole "What If" scenario I put out there. It was all just purely hypothetical and the thought came to me as I was reading the other article I linked to in my previous post. I thought it would just be fun to explore another angle...



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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I didn't realize that David Clark Company provided the suit for the 1960 Kitinger jump as well.


Felix Baumgartner's historic Mach 1.24 free fall from the edge of space on October 14, 2012, wearing a David Clark Company pressure suit, expanded the performance envelope for aerospace crew protective equipment. Felix's parachute jump raised the bar for crew survivability to 128,100 feet from the previous mark of 102,800 feet set in 1960 by Air Force test pilot Joe Kittinger. Kittinger also wore a David Clark Company pressure suit for that historic jump.


Press Release

I hope Felix got some major bucks for being their latest guinea pig.



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 08:29 PM
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all planets need a one would gov



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 11:08 PM
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Maybe he just wanted to kick ass??




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