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BSA70
10-09-2012, 10:17
Awesome!

http://www.redbullstratos.com/live

Angry Fist
10-09-2012, 10:19
Pure awesome. That has to be one hell of a rush!

G36's Rule
10-09-2012, 11:23
Wants to break the speed of sound!

Angry Fist
10-09-2012, 11:24
6 more minutes....

Bushflyr
10-09-2012, 11:30
GO FELIX!!! :thumbsup:

bocaboca
10-09-2012, 11:32
4minutes
http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/

Angry Fist
10-09-2012, 11:33
Wish they didn't cut away to the countdown.

Atlas
10-09-2012, 11:34
Anyone getting video?
I see only static and a "an error occurred" message.

mhambi
10-09-2012, 11:38
Getting video... but it's jumpy :rant:

Angry Fist
10-09-2012, 11:38
Anyone getting video?
I see only static and a "an error occurred" message.
Try a lower resulution.

Dragline
10-09-2012, 11:39
I'm seeing it, but it all just looks like taped footage right now.

Dennis in MA
10-09-2012, 11:40
Pffft. Let's see him do it without a chute, into a shot glass of water.

Atlas
10-09-2012, 11:41
Thanks, but still nothing.

.264 magnum
10-09-2012, 11:42
Looks like a lot of wind all of a sudden.

Angry Fist
10-09-2012, 11:42
Aborted!

Dragline
10-09-2012, 11:42
Cancelled it again?!

kensb2
10-09-2012, 11:45
Canceled for the day.....

mhambi
10-09-2012, 11:47
Who put Blizzard in charge of the streaming servers...

JW1178
10-09-2012, 11:53
Delayed due to winds.

DanaT
10-09-2012, 14:34
This is all that has been on the news here (well that and turkey / syria problem). It must have something to do with him being Austrian...

packin23
10-09-2012, 15:17
That dude is effin hardcore! If the actual jump looks like the video, he's in for a helluva ride! What if he went to jump and didn't fall!:shocked:

mrmedina
10-09-2012, 16:02
He's cancelled for today, due to high winds.:crying:

BSA70
10-09-2012, 21:02
They may try it again in the morning. That is when the wind is not that strong....

Rabbi
10-09-2012, 21:05
Th What if he went to jump and didn't fall!:shocked:

It doesnt (cant) work that way. Gravity works at any altitude until you hit certain speeds (17,500 mph or more) at which point, you fall, just constantly around the earth (or at about 24,000 mph leave the earth)

Little Joe
10-09-2012, 21:08
Hopefully, he doesn't end up like the cockroach dude.

packin23
10-09-2012, 21:11
It doesnt (cant) work that way. Gravity works at any altitude until you hit certain speeds (17,500 mph or more) at which point, you fall, just constantly around the earth (or at about 24,000 mph leave the earth)

I know it doesn't work that way but when you're a kid you think of being weightless when you see space and as an adult it's ok sometimes to just suspend disbelief and just think "what if"?:)

DanaT
10-09-2012, 22:54
That dude is effin hardcore! If the actual jump looks like the video, he's in for a helluva ride! What if he went to jump and didn't fall!:shocked:

There was a big segment on TV. The initial exit is what he is worried about.

He said the air is thin, that there is not enough drag at those altitudes to correct any rotational movement if he induces on exit. He said the most practiced part of the thing is the exit and getting a perfect exit. He said that rotation would result in either a flat spin that he would not be able to recover from as by the time the air density made a recovery possible spinning would be so rapid that he would pass out or any type of somersault that would be very dangerous but he said there is slightly more chance of recovering from that but not a lot.

He said the initial portion of the jump, he basically can do nothing as there is not adequate air density to make any corrections and that is what makes the jump so dangerous. And the speeds he attains.

Altaris
10-09-2012, 23:24
This is so damn cool. I want to see how this turns out.

Redbull sponsors some really cool stuff/projects.


Here is a little of his Test jump from 71,580 ft back in March.

Felix Baumgartner's Test Jump - Red Bull Stratos - YouTube

BSA70
10-10-2012, 06:36
Just read an update where he will try it again before the weekend.

PhotoFeller
10-10-2012, 06:51
If he pulls this off, will there be useful scientific knowledge that results, or is this primarily a personal challenge for the record books and the celebrity that he'll realize from the feat?

Altaris
10-10-2012, 07:33
If he pulls this off, will there be useful scientific knowledge that results, or is this primarily a personal challenge for the record books and the celebrity that he'll realize from the feat?

I would say both.
He is a daredevil, so of course he would want the thrill of it, and the challenge to do something no one else has.
There is also the science of what happens when a person (not in an aircraft), breaks the sound barrier. I would guess that he has all kinds of data sensors on his suit to measure everything.

brisk21
10-10-2012, 07:45
Man I can't WAIT to watch it live!! I sat there all morning yesterday waiting.

PhotoFeller
10-10-2012, 08:17
Are they saying when (Wed,Thur,Fri) they hope to have a weather window for the jump? Did someone say he'll be wearing a live broadcast camera? If yes, will multiple networks pick it up live or will just one have the broadcast?

Bushflyr
10-10-2012, 11:42
Click the link. 3 days 18 hours as it stands now.

AWGD8
10-10-2012, 18:36
From what I read, if there is a 2 MPH or more wind in the desert , they will abort the ascend.

The ballon is thinner (0.0008") than a zip lock sandwich bag, and yet it weighs almost 2 tons! (3,708 Ibs) and can cover 40 acres... :wow:

I have been following this since Monday , which was his original set day to jump, but cancelled due to high wind ...

bunk22
10-10-2012, 18:46
Sets the record right? Retired Col Joe Kittinger jumped from 102,800 ft back in the 50's or 60's. Crazy man! He was a Mig-21 killer and was later shot down by a Mig-21 as well, becoming a POW. What a life.

DanaT
10-10-2012, 22:06
Sets the record right? Retired Col Joe Kittinger jumped from 102,800 ft back in the 50's or 60's. Crazy man! He was a Mig-21 killer and was later shot down by a Mig-21 as well, becoming a POW. What a life.

I believe he is on the team helping him. They showed and old american guy who they said holds a 50 some year old record assisting with the jump.

Blast
10-10-2012, 22:42
Sets the record right? Retired Col Joe Kittinger jumped from 102,800 ft back in the 50's or 60's. Crazy man! He was a Mig-21 killer and was later shot down by a Mig-21 as well, becoming a POW. What a life.
Joe Kittinger didn't quite reach the sound barrier but still amazing.

http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/aerodynamics/q0243.shtml

Joe Kittinger parachutes from 102,800 ft - YouTube

Dennis in MA
10-11-2012, 12:18
Hopefully, he doesn't end up like the cockroach dude.

Or like the cockroach - SQUISHED!

BigDeeeeeeee
10-14-2012, 08:07
Maybe this morning, fingers crossed.:cool:

packin23
10-14-2012, 08:48
They're filling the balloon now. Looks like it may happen soon.

Louisville Glocker
10-14-2012, 09:21
Looks like they'll launch within the next half hour. Balloon is inflated, winds are looking ok, I think it is a go.

watch it here http://www.youtube.com/redbull?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Stratos-National-B-Desktop-Exact&utm_group=Sports-Sky_Diving&utm_term=red+bull+skydiving

I think I'll be talking about it in my physics class tomorrow...

Altaris
10-14-2012, 09:28
Looks like they'll launch within the next half hour. Balloon is inflated, winds are looking ok, I think it is a go.

watch it here http://www.youtube.com/redbull?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Stratos-National-B-Desktop-Exact&utm_group=Sports-Sky_Diving&utm_term=red+bull+skydiving

I think I'll be talking about it in my physics class tomorrow...

Thanks for the link!!

Louisville Glocker
10-14-2012, 09:31
Going up now!

gruntmedik
10-14-2012, 09:31
He's airborne. Good luck Dood.

Glockdude1
10-14-2012, 09:36
I envy him!!

My highest jump was from 17,000ft out of a 727 in Quincy, Ill.

:supergrin:

Beretta92guy
10-14-2012, 09:42
physics noob here....

that high up, is there not gravity????

whats to keep him from stepping outside the capsule and floating into deep space???

Hamguy
10-14-2012, 09:44
physics noob here....

that high up, is there not gravity????

whats to keep him from stepping outside the capsule and floating into deep space???

There is ALWAYS gravity. "Zero" gravity is a misnomer.

TK-421
10-14-2012, 09:48
Wow, two hours until he gets to altitude. I'm totally jealous, one of the things I want to do when I die is jump from 100,000+ feet, it's gotta be a rush, being in free fall that long. Just gotta either become rich and famous or find a sponsor that is. :supergrin:

gruntmedik
10-14-2012, 10:00
Wow, two hours until he gets to altitude. I'm totally jealous, one of the things I want to do when I die is jump from 100,000+ feet, it's gotta be a rush, being in free fall that long. Just gotta either become rich and famous or find a sponsor that is. :supergrin:

When you die, or before you die? :rofl:

brisk21
10-14-2012, 10:07
Man I think this is exiting!!

uptomyneck
10-14-2012, 10:07
I envy him!!

My highest jump was from 17,000ft out of a 727 in Quincy, Ill.

:supergrin:

I'm jealous. Mine was 16k out of the DC-3s "Sugar Alhpa and Mr. Douglas."

Just watching the stream from Youtube and saw him enter the capsule. That was the biggest bulge in a harness I've ever seen. Anyone know the square foot of his main? And I wonder if Felix packed it himself or had some rigger do it.

This is some cool stuff to watch, especially with Joe talking him through it.

one of the things I want to do when I die is jump from 100,000+ feet

I want to run 1/4 mile in a top fuel dragster without dying.

Angry Fist
10-14-2012, 10:09
This'll be cool! Still quite a ways away.

GT4494
10-14-2012, 10:12
For those with the "Velocity" channel, they are showing it live....

Upgrayedd
10-14-2012, 10:47
Just wow. I'd think he has a set big enough to pull the earth up to him.:supergrin:

Louisville Glocker
10-14-2012, 11:37
He's 21 miles up now, being going up for over two hours....getting closer to max height. This is going to be cool (well, it already is). Glad it is going well. He's about to break the altitude record for a manned balloon flight.

http://www.youtube.com/redbull?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Stratos-National-B-Desktop-Exact&utm_group=Sports-Sky_Diving&utm_term=red+bull+skydiving

Altaris
10-14-2012, 11:40
They just said he is predicted to level off around 125,000ft.

He is at 120k now. Its almost time!

Glockdude1
10-14-2012, 11:45
I'm jealous. Mine was 16k out of the DC-3s "Sugar Alhpa and Mr. Douglas."

Just watching the stream from Youtube and saw him enter the capsule. That was the biggest bulge in a harness I've ever seen. Anyone know the square foot of his main? And I wonder if Felix packed it himself or had some rigger do it.

This is some cool stuff to watch, especially with Joe talking him through it.

I want to run 1/4 mile in a top fuel dragster without dying.

http://www.redbullstratos.com/technology/parachute/

Nine-cell, 270-square foot canopy.

My main is a PD Spectre 150.

:cool:

Louisville Glocker
10-14-2012, 11:48
Man, the thing keeps going up, almost 127000 feet now. They're venting some helium to slow it down. The guys gotta jump pretty soon! Time to depressurize the capsule.

JW1178
10-14-2012, 11:49
They decided that 120K was for sissies, lets keep going!

Altaris
10-14-2012, 11:52
I can't remember the last time I was locked to my screen and so excited for an event, like I am right now.

packin23
10-14-2012, 11:53
This is amazing!!! I'm so excited for this dude right now!

Louisville Glocker
10-14-2012, 11:58
I think I'd be chicken to try that jump. This guy is bad ass. But at this point, no turning back....air pressure in capsule is dropping. His suit is holding pressure. All looks good.

MrKandiyohi
10-14-2012, 11:59
He's close to jumping....

noway
10-14-2012, 12:00
Man I'm sweating and heart beating just watching him doing this. And I'm only 10ft ASL :rofl:

DanaT
10-14-2012, 12:00
physics noob here....

that high up, is there not gravity????

whats to keep him from stepping outside the capsule and floating into deep space???

He has not attained escape velocity. He needs another 25000 miles per hour or so to accelerate away from the earths gravity.

Altaris
10-14-2012, 12:02
Man I'm sweating and heart beating just watching him doing this. And I'm only 10ft ASL :rofl:

I agree!

And your screen name is very appropriate on the chance of me doing something like this lol.

DanaT
10-14-2012, 12:03
Live on TV. European TV is good for this.

They are showing 127500 ft

DanaT
10-14-2012, 12:04
They said they want to reduce altitude a little bit

DanaT
10-14-2012, 12:04
Door opened


he is out

Dalton Wayne
10-14-2012, 12:08
he's out

DanaT
10-14-2012, 12:08
perfect exit

DanaT
10-14-2012, 12:09
WOW!!!

WOW!!

He is in controlled flight

Altaris
10-14-2012, 12:12
Was it 728mph that he got up to at the start of it? :wow:

DanaT
10-14-2012, 12:12
The tumbling was scary...that is what they were worried about...but he recovered

Beretta92guy
10-14-2012, 12:18
He made it!!!!!

SouthpawG26
10-14-2012, 12:18
Awesome! And he's safe on the ground! Especially awesome was the jump viewed from the top of the capsule @127000ft.

CNN was too chicken and scared of showing the freefall in real time, for fear of a live guts splatter, and cut away from the live feed. Luckily there is the live online feed as well.

Dragline
10-14-2012, 12:23
That was friggen amazing!

Beretta92guy
10-14-2012, 12:24
what an AWESOME event!!!!!!!

robin303
10-14-2012, 12:25
:wow:That was pretty kewl. Broke 3 records.

Hurricanes
10-14-2012, 12:25
That was absolutely amazing! I can only imagine the view he had while standing at the edge of the capsule.
-Joel

G19Tony
10-14-2012, 12:26
Watched the ascent and jump. Pretty badass. :cool:

byf43
10-14-2012, 12:26
Absolutely incredible!!!!!

Safely on the ground, standing up.

New world records made today.

MrKandiyohi
10-14-2012, 12:28
Awesome! And he's safe on the ground! Especially awesome was the jump viewed from the top of the capsule @127000ft.

CNN was too chicken and scared of showing the freefall in real time, for fear of a live guts splatter, and cut away from the live feed. Luckily there is the live online feed as well.

I thought the online feed had a 12 second delay.

BigDeeeeeeee
10-14-2012, 12:28
Awesome

noway
10-14-2012, 12:29
:tongueout:
I'm celebrating by buying a RedBull drink

aircarver
10-14-2012, 12:29
Apparently missed the record for longest freefall by a few seconds, how'd they oops that ? :shocked:

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lwt210
10-14-2012, 12:31
Thanks to the OP for posting this.

Really enjoyed watching that. Figured he was a goner when he started tumbling like that.

Hooba
10-14-2012, 12:31
Apparently missed the record for longest freefall by a few seconds, how'd they oops that ? :shocked:

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Maybe he pulled the shoot early to let Kittenger keep that record....


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Vic777
10-14-2012, 12:33
I'm sure this will lead to jumping out of the "Space Station", in an emergency. We have the technology! Little one person capsules.

DanaT
10-14-2012, 12:34
CNN was too chicken and scared of showing the freefall in real time, for fear of a live guts splatter, and cut away from the live feed. Luckily there is the live online feed as well.

Really? Was it delayed?

I watched on BBC (in Europe) and it was 100% live. No editing, no delay.

Man THAT was exciting to watch.

DanaT
10-14-2012, 12:35
I'm sure this will lead to jumping out of the "Space Station", in an emergency. We have the technology! Little one person capsules.

You still need to slow down about 25000mph...he jumped at no velocity. Much different than scrubbing 25000 mile per hour of speed.

SouthpawG26
10-14-2012, 12:51
I thought the online feed had a 12 second delay.

It did. Yet still CNN cut away completely until he was firmly on the ground.

Apparently live newschannel producers are still reeling from the Foxnews live (with 7 second delay) car chase suicide from a few weeks ago and aren't taking any chances..

jeepinbandit
10-14-2012, 12:59
Drank a Redbull while I watched it. Any company that sponsors stuff like this get a thumbs up in my book :)

Altaris
10-14-2012, 13:00
From Redbull's page......

Preliminary Figures, official data TBC:

Altitude: 128,097 ft
Duration of freefall: 4:19
Total jump time: 9:03
Speed: 1137 kmh



http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/66176_165012723637974_1937847087_n.jpg

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/580813_165012633637983_539121144_n.jpg

benz mechanic
10-14-2012, 13:39
i watched it on youtube feed and cnn, was an awesome event that should hold the record for him for a very long time!!!

TK-421
10-14-2012, 13:43
What is the speed of sound? Isn't it something like 1300 kmh?

Detectorist
10-14-2012, 13:48
Super high altitude, hi opening...

SHAHO?

BAILIFF
10-14-2012, 13:51
http://i.minus.com/ibdFmHDcdx9478.gif

Detectorist
10-14-2012, 14:01
What is the speed of sound? Isn't it something like 1300 kmh?

It's like 690 mph in English speak.

My mistake. It's 761mph at sea level.

TK-421
10-14-2012, 14:09
I thought it was closer to 800 mph, but if it's only 690, then I guess he broke the sound barrier, which is pretty cool. But I can't wait for space diving schools to open up, and the average citizen can jump out of a space station, instead of an airplane.

DanaT
10-14-2012, 14:11
What is the speed of sound? Isn't it something like 1300 kmh?

It is not constant. It changes with density.

That is why they have to review the GPS data to see exactly where the velocity was and what the speed of sound was at that altitude.

BSA70
10-14-2012, 14:21
The question that I have, Is that the max height a balloon can take you? At that height, he must have gone straight up to know where he was going to land.:wow:

AA_Khost
10-14-2012, 14:28
Generally speed of sound is 768mph,but as DanaT stated it changes with density.

Angry Fist
10-14-2012, 14:31
Experts, please respond. What happened to the balloon?

DanaT
10-14-2012, 14:33
Experts, please respond. What happened to the balloon?

mission control said they were going to let some helium out to recover the capsule.

Angry Fist
10-14-2012, 14:35
After that, Dana. It's ultimate fate. Where could it be recovered?

Angry Fist
10-14-2012, 14:36
Surely it was still being tracked.

Altaris
10-14-2012, 14:40
They just announced at the press conference that based on the preliminary numbers he achieved Mach 1.24 (about 830mph) :faint:

DanaT
10-14-2012, 14:44
BBC has his interview/QA on.

DanaT
10-14-2012, 14:45
HE said the chute was pulled early because his visor fogged up and he couldnt see

Little Joe
10-14-2012, 15:45
If he didn't make Evel Knievel kind of money on this deal, he didn't do it right.

TK-421
10-14-2012, 15:59
They just announced at the press conference that based on the preliminary numbers he achieved Mach 1.24 (about 830mph) :faint:

Any idea what altitude he was at when he went that fast?

Angry Fist
10-14-2012, 16:05
If he didn't make Evel Knievel kind of money on this deal, he didn't do it right.
Good point, but you cain't put a price tag on this level of badassness.

The Maggy
10-14-2012, 16:10
Apparently missed the record for longest freefall by a few seconds, how'd they oops that ? :shocked:

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Longest free fall is some little Japanese guy in a wingsuit, if I remember correctly he came in at 9 minutes and some change

VC-Racing
10-14-2012, 17:24
Any idea what altitude he was at when he went that fast?

He jumped from 127000 + ft and reached 729 mph ( unofficial, was watching the telemetry on tv) missed free fall by < 10 secs. The record holder from 1960 was the guy in mission control helping him through the check lists.

jeepinbandit
10-14-2012, 18:09
Joe Kittinger :cool:

packin23
10-14-2012, 18:17
128,100 ft or 24.26 miles.
Free fall lasted 4 min. 20 sec.
Speed was 833.9 mph or mach 1.24.

Halojumper
10-14-2012, 18:22
Apparently missed the record for longest freefall by a few seconds, how'd they oops that ? :shocked:

.

Kittinger used a drogue so that probably slowed him down enough to explain the smaller freefall duration, even though the distance was more.

airmotive
10-14-2012, 18:30
The impressive part about this jump is the exit. It looks simple, but it is very difficult to pull off such a stable exit with zero wind resistance...expecially given how long it would take to get enough wind over your body to regain control.

Zero friction= even the slightest tumbling on exit and he would have been ass over tea kettle with no way to stop it until he reached some very high speeds. High speed= high energy and difficult to control without hurting or killing yourself.

AK_Stick
10-14-2012, 18:43
The impressive part about this jump is the exit. It looks simple, but it is very difficult to pull off such a stable exit with zero wind resistance...expecially given how long it would take to get enough wind over your body to regain control.

Zero friction= even the slightest tumbling on exit and he would have been ass over tea kettle with no way to stop it until he reached some very high speeds. High speed= high energy and difficult to control without hurting or killing yourself.


And wasn't there something about, possibly tumbling fast enough in the thin air to pass out? :wow:

M&P15T
10-14-2012, 18:43
Glad to hear it went off relatively smoothly.

With all of the missed starts, I was beginning to wonder if he had changed his mind.

I'd try what that guy did before I got in a plane again!!!

SouthpawG26
10-14-2012, 18:48
Surely it was still being tracked.

I agree, but don't call me Shirley. That's not my name, to be frank.

Halojumper
10-14-2012, 18:50
Longest free fall is some little Japanese guy in a wingsuit, if I remember correctly he came in at 9 minutes and some change

Since those suits generate lift, I don't think that counts as freefall.

TK-421
10-14-2012, 19:04
He jumped from 127000 + ft and reached 729 mph ( unofficial, was watching the telemetry on tv) missed free fall by < 10 secs. The record holder from 1960 was the guy in mission control helping him through the check lists.

Yeah, I know what altitude he jumped from, I was wondering what altitude he was at when he hit Mach 1.24.

BSA70
10-14-2012, 19:19
I watched the interview post jump. He stated he had a problem with his visor frosting up. That would really bite to step out of the pod and not fully enjoy that view before taking the plunge.

What he did was awesome. As high as he was, he was only 1/2 way to space.

bsa

BAILIFF
10-14-2012, 19:55
http://i.imgur.com/0e4Mq.jpg

jeepinbandit
10-14-2012, 20:28
Not quite Neil Armstrong but it got the message across :)

TK-421
10-14-2012, 20:31
4 minutes of free fall has to be amazing.

janice6
10-14-2012, 20:33
So, nothing about breaking the sound barrier?

TK-421
10-14-2012, 20:39
So, nothing about breaking the sound barrier?

Supposedly he hit Mach 1.24 at some point in his jump. First person to ever break the sound barrier in a free fall.

You know, I wonder if he experienced the shaking and bucking that planes did back in the late '40s when they were doing all the sound barrier testing. Anybody got a link to the helmet cam footage during the free fall?

itisbruno
10-14-2012, 23:25
Here is a LINK (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/video/2012/oct/14/felix-baumgartner-skydive-space-video?newsfeed=true) to a video of the jump.

Looks pretty hairy for the first minute or so until he breaks the sound barrier and then decelerates.

That would be sooooooo much FUN


:cool:

ETA - here is a youtube video with cheezy music over the voices - the first link is better, but cannot be embedded

Replaced with better one.


Felix Baumgartner Jump - Red Bull Stratos Freefall [FULL VIDEO] WORLD RECORD - YouTube

itisbruno
10-14-2012, 23:27
So, nothing about breaking the sound barrier?

His molecular structure shifted while he was supersonic, turning him into okie until he decelerated, at which point he shifted back to Felix.

OfficerChris
10-14-2012, 23:33
Austria, Austria! I :D

jastroud
10-15-2012, 07:19
I heard his cahones are so big, they landed 2 minutes before he did!

airmotive
10-15-2012, 08:01
And wasn't there something about, possibly tumbling fast enough in the thin air to pass out? :wow:

Tandem jumps are subject to a phenomenon known as "Tandem Side Spin". The concept is similar. Basically, a spin gets started and isn't corrected fast enough, and you build up enough Gs that you're pinned in the body position that's causing you to spin the in the first place. Your spin rate continues to increase; you pass out, blood vessels in your eyes burst, and you wake up under your reserve....(or not).

Side spin 2500 m.wmv - YouTube

SC Tiger
10-15-2012, 08:19
mission control said they were going to let some helium out to recover the capsule.

I think that was to get it to hit the proper altitude, but they may have let more out to get it to start to come down. The final landing of the capsule was done with a parachute.

DanaT
10-15-2012, 08:28
Supposedly he hit Mach 1.24 at some point in his jump. First person to ever break the sound barrier in a free fall.

You know, I wonder if he experienced the shaking and bucking that planes did back in the late '40s when they were doing all the sound barrier testing. Anybody got a link to the helmet cam footage during the free fall?

In his interview he said he didnt feel it

uptomyneck
10-15-2012, 08:48
A lot of folks don't know it, but Felix forgot his cat in the capsule. I wonder if he landed on his feet too.

http://i46.tinypic.com/dgm4i9.jpg

DanaT
10-15-2012, 09:04
A lot of folks don't know it, but Felix forgot his cat in the capsule. I wonder if he landed on his feet too.

http://i46.tinypic.com/dgm4i9.jpg

THAT IS FUNNY!! Best laugh in a long time.

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

SC Tiger
10-15-2012, 09:05
A lot of folks don't know it, but Felix forgot his cat in the capsule. I wonder if he landed on his feet too.

http://i46.tinypic.com/dgm4i9.jpg

How many #### cats did he bring along? They just keep coming out!

Glockdude1
10-15-2012, 09:06
A lot of folks don't know it, but Felix forgot his cat in the capsule. I wonder if he landed on his feet too.

http://i46.tinypic.com/dgm4i9.jpg

:rofl:

Bushflyr
10-15-2012, 11:52
Well, his name is Felix.

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Felix_the_Cat.jpg

Better vid. Too bad about the idiotic commentator. :upeyes:

Felix Baumgartner - Red Bull Stratos - Space Jump [Full Video] HD - YouTube

LiveLeak.com - Felix Baumgartner's Headcam Footage

pesticidal
10-15-2012, 11:54
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b200/pesticidal/funny/315549_538647892831335_981651490_n.jpg

Mr. Niceguy
10-15-2012, 12:09
Just imagine how boring today must be for Felix.

Angry Fist
10-15-2012, 13:00
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b200/pesticidal/funny/315549_538647892831335_981651490_n.jpg
Into the collection you go...

Bushflyr
10-15-2012, 13:01
Just imagine how boring today must be for Felix.

Not too. He's got to go do it again and not pull too early. Needs another 15 seconds.

Then there's always the wingsuit version.....

DanaT
10-15-2012, 13:02
Think about mach 1.24..

A 147 grain 9mm is Subsonic. A 125gr +p is about Mach 1.25.

Think about flying faster than 45ACP or about as fast as a 9mm without a plane..

Glockdude1
10-15-2012, 15:27
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b200/pesticidal/funny/315549_538647892831335_981651490_n.jpg

:thumbsup:

Altaris
10-15-2012, 16:26
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b200/pesticidal/funny/315549_538647892831335_981651490_n.jpg


http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/384206_10151074276916581_212754766_n.jpg

The Maggy
10-15-2012, 16:35
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/384206_10151074276916581_212754766_n.jpg

haven't seen that one yet. :rofl:

TK-421
10-15-2012, 16:39
You know, this has me wondering. I wonder how long it would take him to come down if he pulled his chute as soon as he left the capsule. And I wonder how far he would drift if he had a non-controllable chute.

jeepinbandit
10-15-2012, 16:52
The air is so thin (which is why he was able to hit such a high speed) I'm not even sure if it would inflate a paracute.

SouthpawG26
10-15-2012, 17:47
mission control said they were going to let some helium out to recover the capsule.

Ppfff......


Scientists with their fancy computer controlled pressure valves to get that capsule down...


How silly...

We all know that open carry would have been the easiest solution..

The Maggy
10-15-2012, 17:48
We call doing that a cross country. It's easy to travel 10+ miles from 12,000-15,000ft. From that altitude, it would truely be a cross country, assuming his parachute opened, I doubt his suit can carry enough oxygen for that trip to happen safely though. My guess is that the opening at that altitude would also be less than pretty as well.

NH Trucker
10-15-2012, 18:11
We call doing that a cross country. It's easy to travel 10+ miles from 12,000-15,000ft. From that altitude, it would truely be a cross country, assuming his parachute opened, I doubt his suit can carry enough oxygen for that trip to happen safely though. My guess is that the opening at that altitude would also be less than pretty as well.



There's an idea. The next jump from that altitude, the jumper could carry more supplemental oxygen, and he should be wearing a wing suit. I'm wondering just how far someone doing a jump from that altitude can really go, and how fast they would be able to travel in a glide like that.

TK-421
10-15-2012, 18:22
We call doing that a cross country. It's easy to travel 10+ miles from 12,000-15,000ft. From that altitude, it would truely be a cross country, assuming his parachute opened, I doubt his suit can carry enough oxygen for that trip to happen safely though. My guess is that the opening at that altitude would also be less than pretty as well.

I figure it wouldn't end well, and I honestly don't know enough about air pressure, or air currents, or anything like what the air/friction is like at 128,000 feet, I was just speaking hypothetically.

Another crazy idea would be to get one of those super fancy wing suits, the kind that is meant to create the most lift, and keep you in the air the longest, not the kind meant for acrobatics. If I remember correctly, you can float horizontally like two and a half miles, for every mile you fall vertically. So Jumping from 25 miles up in the sky, he'd be able to float about 62.5 miles horizontally.