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.
Felix the SPLAT!
Wings used to get ripped off planes when they did this; I wonder what will happen to him.
Possibly. Even probably.
He jumped from 18 miles in July; the old guy doing mission control set the previous record of 19 miles in 1963. I remember that jump and the news about it in the midst of the space program.
You can find out as the Discovery Channel is airing it live.
Are you sure its 5710? I can’t get that channel. I get 5459 then jumps to 6002
soon as he reaches his desired alt and I think it 23 miles,if wrong we’ll find out quick
OK, I’m only 62 so he is now the “old guy”.
When he completes this, the info will be valuable to research involving space flights and emergency returns to earth.
I’ve got it on 182 on Dish.
Yes it is 5710 on my receiver. It is a channel I watch a lot as it shows a lot of automobile programs.
The channel simply says “Test”.
I have the most basic program on Dish and I have no premium channels.
Im only 62
Picked up on that rjs “1950” just kidding around
I had a hard enough time from a Cessna 182, but nothing beats the experience.
A very high tech space suit and cabin pressure in his balloon allows for this.
He dumps pressure in capsule so he can open the module door, and his suit takes over life saving functions.
Blue skies, Felix. God bless you.
He is at this time above 79,000 feet, and has been rising for one hour and 24 minutes, expecting to be between 120,000 and 120,000 feet, I think.
The announcer on the Discovery channel is NBC’s Bob Hager, the aviation journalist. He does sound like Brett.
Now passing 80,000 feet.
This is so much more cool than watching politics...I know Obama didn’t elevate that, and Obama won’t jump, either. Too bad.
I kinda wish they had a map showing the track of the balloon.
Praying for him!
Headed east in the jet stream, now wondering back west, I hear.
Guess I was wrong not sure what alt hes going out at
50 miles east of Roswell NM now.
over Angles 85
Yea ... he’s going well beyond 23 miles up.
This is wild stuff. Discovery Channel Live
He will be in freefall for about that distance but the total height will be between 120k and 130k feet.
The balloon is getting rounder the higher it goes. Interesting to see that.
Passing 90,000 feet
65-75 Senior Citizen
(Interestingly, they didn't do that with the Gemini spacecraft, since the launch vehicle--the Titan II--used room-temperature stable propellants. As such, the Gemini capsule relied on ejection seats to "punch out" during the earliest phases of launch.)
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