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MISSION TO THE EDGE OF SPACE: LIVE
redbull ^ | 10/14/212 | unknown

Posted on 10/14/2012 9:06:00 AM PDT by redreno

Watching a guy jump. Should break the sound barrier.

(Excerpt) Read more at redbullstratos.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Science; Society; Weather
KEYWORDS: felixbaumgartner; jump; spacediving; spacejump; vanity
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1 posted on 10/14/2012 9:06:03 AM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

http://www.redbullstratos.com/live?tag=contentMain;contentBody


2 posted on 10/14/2012 9:08:59 AM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: redreno

Live video here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/9584804/Watch-live-Felix-Baumgartners-jump-from-space-in-skydiving-record-attempt.html


3 posted on 10/14/2012 9:10:09 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: redreno

Watching here too. Interesting stuff.

Currently approach 14 miles high. Getting closer .....


4 posted on 10/14/2012 9:11:30 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: redreno

5 posted on 10/14/2012 9:11:41 AM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: redreno

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.


6 posted on 10/14/2012 9:13:26 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: redreno

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?


7 posted on 10/14/2012 9:13:40 AM PDT by john drake
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To: redreno

He should be OK for the first 22 and 1/2 miles.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 9:14:03 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: redreno

Youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MrIxH6DToXQ#!


9 posted on 10/14/2012 9:16:44 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: All

I haven’t kept up with this,,,is he jumping from an airplane? Who is paying for this or is it a NASA experiment?


10 posted on 10/14/2012 9:18:36 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Capsule suspended by weather balloon. Red Bull sponsorship.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 9:20:14 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Red Bull is funding it. For the publicity value.
They do a LOT of these bigtime stunts.


12 posted on 10/14/2012 9:20:24 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: redreno

I am SO glad I’m not his mother.


13 posted on 10/14/2012 9:20:33 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Helium balloon, and it’s privately funded by Red Bull and other sponsors.


14 posted on 10/14/2012 9:20:51 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: john drake

The air is thinner up there, causing two things to be different: a lower friction on him, and the “speed of sound” is slower.


15 posted on 10/14/2012 9:22:15 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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can he really survive?!


16 posted on 10/14/2012 9:24:07 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Pretty cool if he makes it back alive. But more money than brains despite his courage.


17 posted on 10/14/2012 9:24:13 AM PDT by Machu Picchu
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To: All

what time is the jump?


18 posted on 10/14/2012 9:26:05 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: All

I would guess he would just pass out....


19 posted on 10/14/2012 9:29:12 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: redreno

The announcer on the YouTube livestream sounds like Bret Baier.


20 posted on 10/14/2012 9:30:49 AM PDT by America_Right (I am the 53%. Please get out of the cart and help me pull for a while.)
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To: redreno

Felix the SPLAT!


21 posted on 10/14/2012 9:33:57 AM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: redreno
Should break the sound barrier

Wings used to get ripped off planes when they did this; I wonder what will happen to him.

22 posted on 10/14/2012 9:34:46 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: CharlotteVRWC
can he really survive?!

Possibly. Even probably.

On Aug.16, 1960, Joe Kittinger made a jump from 102,800 feet. Of course, Joe Kittinger was in the service, and his jump was not done for personal fame or glory, but for research (Project Excelsior).


23 posted on 10/14/2012 9:38:52 AM PDT by holymoly (WTF? Is this thing double posting again!?)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

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.


24 posted on 10/14/2012 9:42:47 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

You can find out as the Discovery Channel is airing it live.


25 posted on 10/14/2012 9:43:01 AM PDT by bgill
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To: yarddog

Are you sure its 5710? I can’t get that channel. I get 5459 then jumps to 6002


27 posted on 10/14/2012 9:48:31 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: RJS1950
“old guy”

gentleman

28 posted on 10/14/2012 9:48:38 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: CharlotteVRWC

soon as he reaches his desired alt and I think it 23 miles,if wrong we’ll find out quick


29 posted on 10/14/2012 9:50:35 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: t1b8zs

OK, I’m only 62 so he is now the “old guy”.


30 posted on 10/14/2012 9:52:32 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Machu Picchu

When he completes this, the info will be valuable to research involving space flights and emergency returns to earth.


31 posted on 10/14/2012 9:53:28 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: mountn man

I’ve got it on 182 on Dish.


32 posted on 10/14/2012 9:56:02 AM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: mountn man

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.


33 posted on 10/14/2012 9:56:04 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: RJS1950

I’m only 62

Picked up on that rjs “1950” just kidding around


34 posted on 10/14/2012 9:57:35 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: RJS1950; All

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.


35 posted on 10/14/2012 9:58:03 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: America_Right

The announcer on the Discovery channel is NBC’s Bob Hager, the aviation journalist. He does sound like Brett.


36 posted on 10/14/2012 9:58:41 AM PDT by JBCiejka
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To: redreno

Now passing 80,000 feet.


37 posted on 10/14/2012 9:59:59 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: JBCiejka

This is so much more cool than watching politics...I know Obama didn’t elevate that, and Obama won’t jump, either. Too bad.


38 posted on 10/14/2012 10:00:32 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: redreno

I kinda wish they had a map showing the track of the balloon.


39 posted on 10/14/2012 10:01:21 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: redreno

Praying for him!


40 posted on 10/14/2012 10:01:40 AM PDT by Frapster (ugh)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Headed east in the jet stream, now wondering back west, I hear.


41 posted on 10/14/2012 10:02:35 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Guess I was wrong not sure what alt hes going out at


42 posted on 10/14/2012 10:02:59 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: LachlanMinnesota

50 miles east of Roswell NM now.

over Angles 85


43 posted on 10/14/2012 10:03:56 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: t1b8zs

Yea ... he’s going well beyond 23 miles up.


44 posted on 10/14/2012 10:04:33 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: bgill
You can find out as the Discovery Channel is airing it live.

Thank you!

45 posted on 10/14/2012 10:05:48 AM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (Have you hugged your garbage man today?)
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To: redreno

This is wild stuff. Discovery Channel Live


46 posted on 10/14/2012 10:06:26 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: t1b8zs

He will be in freefall for about that distance but the total height will be between 120k and 130k feet.


47 posted on 10/14/2012 10:07:06 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: eyedigress

The balloon is getting rounder the higher it goes. Interesting to see that.

Passing 90,000 feet


48 posted on 10/14/2012 10:09:01 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: RJS1950

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49 posted on 10/14/2012 10:09:34 AM PDT by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: holymoly
There was a reason why they did Project Excelsior: the USAF wanted to know if a pilot could safely survive a free fall from extreme altitudes. The fact Kittinger survived showed it could be done, but NASA--probably after studying the data from this project--in the end put in "escape towers" on both the Mercury and Apollo spacecraft so the whole capsule could be pulled away in case there is a problem with the launch rocket.

(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.)

50 posted on 10/14/2012 10:09:34 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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