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Skydiver to Attempt Record-Breaking Supersonic Space Jump

Discussion in 'The OT' started by fluffybear, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. JACKIEGAGA

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    I just recorded it.
     
  2. dpeters11

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    Total ascent time is supposed to be about 2 hours. So around an hour and 15 to hour and a half from now.
     
  3. TheRatPatrol

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    Hes there and he is going to jump. *praying*
     
  4. yosoyellobo

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    lift off I mean lift down.
     
  5. JACKIEGAGA

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    That's crazy!
     
  6. Davenlr

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    That was awesome.
     
  7. Carl Spock

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    Pretty freakin' cool.
     
  8. trh

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    My heart rate was a bit elevated looking at him standing on the outside of the capsule. Pretty neat to watch.
     
  9. dpeters11

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    I wonder if Kittinger is at least a bit happy that his freefall record still stands.
     
  10. TheRatPatrol

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    I'm a little upset that Discovery stopped their coverage so soon.
     
  11. James Long

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    I am glad that he was able to participate in this attempt to break his record.
     
  12. TheRatPatrol

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    Has anyone found any continuing coverage of the jump? The Youtube feed is off now. Discovery cut away pretty quick.
     
  13. dpeters11

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    I think we have to wait for the press conference.

    According to the reports I've seen, over 7 million were watching the live feed on YouTube.
     
  14. fluffybear

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    Quite amazing.

    Thank You Discovery for carrying the coverage of this historic event.
     
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    Has it been said or written somewhere as to the exact top speed he got on his free fall?
     
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    During the telecast - they said over 700 MPH (not sure if he made supersonic before he started slowing down due to atmospheric friction). They do need to verify that, however.
     
  18. Carl Spock

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    The initial figure for Felix' top speed is 833.9 MPH, which is Mach 1.24 at his altitude.

    But then, Captain Kirk broke the sound barrier doing an orbital skydive in this unused opening from Star Trek: Generations.

    http://youtu.be/ThC1i7dzYaw
     
  19. James Long

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    The record not broken was the length (time) of the free fall ... but the height of balloon accent, highest space suit free fall and speed records were broken.

    And it was a good day to go Mach One, with a nod to Yeager.
    http://www.redbullstratos.com/blog/
     
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