Skip to comments.MISSION TO THE EDGE OF SPACE: LIVE
Posted on 10/14/2012 9:06:00 AM PDT by redreno
Watching a guy jump. Should break the sound barrier.
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Live video here:
Watching here too. Interesting stuff.
Currently approach 14 miles high. Getting closer .....
It is on channel 5710 on Dish network and is a free channel.
I am going to wait a while before watching anymore as it is still a long time before he jumps.
I don’t much about physics however, don’t you have to fly (or fall) faster than about 700 MPH, to break the sound barrier? If he’s able to reach that speed (I’m not sure how given friction, gravity, etc.) unless he’s able to make it happen before entering the earth’s atmosphere which will slow his descent dramatically. Anybody care to shed light on this latest Guinness Book attempt to create or break a record?
He should be OK for the first 22 and 1/2 miles.
I haven’t kept up with this,,,is he jumping from an airplane? Who is paying for this or is it a NASA experiment?
Capsule suspended by weather balloon. Red Bull sponsorship.
Red Bull is funding it. For the publicity value.
They do a LOT of these bigtime stunts.
I am SO glad I’m not his mother.
Helium balloon, and it’s privately funded by Red Bull and other sponsors.
The air is thinner up there, causing two things to be different: a lower friction on him, and the “speed of sound” is slower.
can he really survive?!
Pretty cool if he makes it back alive. But more money than brains despite his courage.
what time is the jump?
I would guess he would just pass out....
The announcer on the YouTube livestream sounds like Bret Baier.
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