Space Diving Next Extreme Sport

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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 07:28 PM
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Suit Could Make Space Diving Next Extreme Sport

When daredevil Felix Baumgartner broke three world records Oct. 14, 2012, by jumping from a pressurized capsule 127,852 feet above the Earth, millions of people watched. And no doubt nearly every single one of them wondered, “Would I do that?” Not everyone might jump if given the chance, but two companies are working on a space suit to make the feat possible for those who would.

Solar System Express and Juxtopia, both based in Baltimore, MD-based, have teamed up to create a space diving suit that they say could be in production by 2016. The initial testing will be done by a robot, not a human.

The suit will be able to withstand extreme temperatures and pressure changes and help the diver deal with the lack of oxygen. An augmented reality heads-up display will show the wearer his or her vital signs as well as the technical details related to the outside conditions. Rocket boosters in the boots will help stabilize the person’s descent.

A video shows what space diving might look like. The big question is, Would you do it?


The big question is would you do it?

I know some here are into to extreme sports or at least enjoy watching others participating in such activities from the safety of their desk hidden behind piles of empty hot pocket containers.


Future Olympic sport?

or

Simply a possible fad?


Enjoy




posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 07:32 PM
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reply to post by SLAYER69
 


I'd do it.

In a heartbeat.

Without hesitation.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 07:36 PM
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reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
 


OMG

SKL Great to see ya.

Yeah, I think I'd toss my name in the hat too.
If I die on impact, man what a view on the way in



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 07:40 PM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
 


OMG

SKL Great to see ya.

Yeah, I think I'd toss my name in the hat too.
If I die on impact, man what a view on the way in


Good to be remembered.



All the way down I'd be cranking this to full volume.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 08:03 PM
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Yeowww!!

First we need to really test that suit.
"Say Fred, did you hear about George?"
"No what happened?"
"Burned up on re-entry."


That said gonna take a pass on this one.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 08:06 PM
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Absolutely would do it.

If I'm meant to die doing it then my grave stone will have one hell of a picture.
And my obituary will make people look once, twice...three times!


No hesitation whatsoever.

Peace



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 08:10 PM
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I'm too scared of doing regular parachuting, so I don't think I could bring myself to do this either.

Anyway, one day I was bored and I was playing around with a space elevator sim in Orbiter Flight Simulator and I tossed all my astronauts out of the elevator without aid of a parachute.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 08:50 PM
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I'm in, lets go!!!



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 08:52 PM
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Nec Aspera Terrent.
Hoorah



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 08:57 PM
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reply to post by SLAYER69
 


I'm still trying to save the 200 grand to go into space. Don't want to jump back to earth, thank you!



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 08:58 PM
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It's the fastest way down.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 09:00 PM
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reply to post by JayinAR
 


Yeah I was going to say beezzer will miss the best E-ticket ride ever...

SPLAT!



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 09:02 PM
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reply to post by SLAYER69
 


What a way to go though.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 09:07 PM
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Originally posted by JayinAR
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It's the fastest way down.


After all it isn't the fall that kills you it's the sudden stop at the end.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 09:11 PM
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beezzers family photo of his last skydiving trip.

Here he is being escorted to the door after volunteering to jump first





posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 09:18 PM
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That's the best joke I have ever seen on this site.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 09:25 PM
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I would be that guy that jumps out in a nose dive and gives my boot thrusters a solid two second burn trying to break the speed barrier for human free fall.
Although I think the last guy went hyper sonic...

Boy, that is tough to top.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 09:26 PM
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Alright. I'm ready. Bring it on!




posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 09:43 PM
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Loved, yet hated that vid you posted.

Ahhh, to be young again. I'm afraid those days are behind me now. But I wish I could still do them.



posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 09:45 PM
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You're never too old to fall, my friend.





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