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

Posted on 10/14/2012 8:59:13 AM PDT by unixfox

Watch live: Felix Baumgartner's jump from space in skydiving record attempt.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: alteredtitle; felixbaumgartner; jump; redbull; sourcetitlenoturl; spacediving; spacejump; stratosphere
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Jumping from an altitude of 23 miles. Felix Baumgartner's freefall attempting to break the speed of sound.
1 posted on 10/14/2012 8:59:21 AM PDT by unixfox
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To: unixfox

Link here:

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


2 posted on 10/14/2012 9:00:15 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox

bump!


3 posted on 10/14/2012 9:10:15 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: unixfox; CedarDave; elkfersupper

I met the guys who were/are going to film it from the ground, this was about 5 miles south of Caprock NM.


4 posted on 10/14/2012 9:11:02 AM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: unixfox

Nice connection! Thanks.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 9:13:59 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Also on the Discovery Channel.


6 posted on 10/14/2012 9:15:03 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox

To prevent duplication, please do not alter the published headline. Thanks.


7 posted on 10/14/2012 9:19:33 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: unixfox

Terminal velocity for a free falling human is about 120 mph. A long way from the speed of sound


8 posted on 10/14/2012 9:19:48 AM PDT by DaiHuy (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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To: unixfox

Did Felix just say his capsule was venting a little bit?


9 posted on 10/14/2012 9:19:59 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: Sidebar Moderator

Oops, sorry I posted it in the wrong section.


10 posted on 10/14/2012 9:20:54 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: RandallFlagg

I think they are running simulations to prepare for the jump.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 9:22:03 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: DaiHuy

Terminal velocity depends of atmospheric density. He’s essentially jumping into near vacuum at that altitude.


12 posted on 10/14/2012 9:23:07 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: DaiHuy

Shape of object falling & lack air of molecules at high elevation = much higher velocity


13 posted on 10/14/2012 9:23:27 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: DaiHuy

“Terminal velocity for a free falling human is about 120 mph. A long way from the speed of sound”

Depends on the density of the air. At higher altitude terminal velocity is much faster.


14 posted on 10/14/2012 9:23:27 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: DaiHuy
Terminal velocity for a free falling human is about 120 mph. A long way from the speed of sound

Yes, but has to be weighted to achieve s.o.s., yes?

15 posted on 10/14/2012 9:24:09 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox

He’s still got a considerable way to climb.


16 posted on 10/14/2012 9:27:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

He’s at 60k and has another 60k to go before he’s supposed to jump.


17 posted on 10/14/2012 9:31:51 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Around what time is the jump?


18 posted on 10/14/2012 9:34:43 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: unixfox

Felix the SPLAT!


19 posted on 10/14/2012 9:35:15 AM PDT by al baby (¬ďIf Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn¬ít earn that. Somebody else made that happen.¬Ē)
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To: unixfox

Competing with Obama for the fastest free-fall?


20 posted on 10/14/2012 9:36:55 AM PDT by proudpapa
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