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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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To: CharlotteVRWC

I dont’t think its scheduled but judging from his current altitude and rate of ascent it will be another hour.


21 posted on 10/14/2012 9:41:20 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: unixfox

Oh. My. God.

Who was that Italian guy? Tower of Pisa? Discovered the Moon or sumpin?


22 posted on 10/14/2012 9:45:06 AM PDT by procrustes (You make Free Republic look bad!)
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To: unixfox

What time will it all happen???


23 posted on 10/14/2012 9:46:15 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: driftdiver

There’s 80,000 feet.


24 posted on 10/14/2012 9:59:43 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 70k now, going to 120,000.


25 posted on 10/14/2012 10:09:00 AM PDT by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: 9422WMR

Showing 90,000 here.


26 posted on 10/14/2012 10:10:46 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: Uncle Chip

Should be jumping in about 20 minutes.


27 posted on 10/14/2012 10:12:58 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

The balloon is starting to fill out pretty good now.


28 posted on 10/14/2012 10:17:30 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: Uncle Chip

Should be jumping in less than 15 minutes. Ariound 12:30 CDT.


29 posted on 10/14/2012 10:19:20 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: cripplecreek

The space shuttle has heat shields. How does he expect to survive.


30 posted on 10/14/2012 10:19:59 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: unixfox

He would have to weigh more than our planet to increase his gravitational attraction/velocity.


31 posted on 10/14/2012 10:22:32 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Orange1998

He’s not going to be reaching 22 times the speed of sound like the space shuttle.


32 posted on 10/14/2012 10:23:44 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: rawcatslyentist

Physics has never been my strong point.


33 posted on 10/14/2012 10:26:10 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox

I’m watching it now — the video is so clear.


34 posted on 10/14/2012 10:28:01 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: unixfox

Good luck to this guy,,,

That would be one big splat...


35 posted on 10/14/2012 10:28:30 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: DaiHuy

That’s from within the atmosphere. He did 500+ MPH from a 90,000’ jump.


36 posted on 10/14/2012 10:31:11 AM PDT by pingman ("Human history seems logical in afterthought, but a mystery in forethought." (Strauss & Howe))
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To: cripplecreek
Or speed of light according to CNN.


37 posted on 10/14/2012 10:31:24 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Orange1998

Thing is...the Shuttle was coming in from 100 MILES in altitude at 18,000 miles an hour. Going that fast, the atmosphere going by at mach 20 or so would heat the outside to 2-3000 degrees.

Felix only plans to go from 120,000 feet to get to about about Mach 1.1. That isn’t going anywhere NEAR fast enough to cause heating of that sort. His biggest concern will be atmospheric pressure at the speed of sound, what aerospace engineers refer to as “Max Q”. I think they’ll be fine, but that remains to be seen.


38 posted on 10/14/2012 10:32:10 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Uncle Chip; unixfox

39 posted on 10/14/2012 10:33:00 AM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Straight Vermonter

LOL Gotta love the media geniuses.


40 posted on 10/14/2012 10:35:16 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: unixfox

119,000’— it’s “cowabunga time!” Prayers up for Felix, you wonderful cat!


41 posted on 10/14/2012 10:44:20 AM PDT by pingman ("Human history seems logical in afterthought, but a mystery in forethought." (Strauss & Howe))
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To: pingman

JUMP!


42 posted on 10/14/2012 10:46:33 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: pingman

Now at 124,000


43 posted on 10/14/2012 10:48:44 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: cripplecreek

He says his feet are getting cold.


44 posted on 10/14/2012 10:49:55 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Sweet Mother of Abe Lincoln...127,000 feet and still going up!


45 posted on 10/14/2012 10:51:45 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

Egress checklist started.


46 posted on 10/14/2012 10:52:33 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

Balloon is descending a bit now. Still above the intended altitude.


47 posted on 10/14/2012 10:52:59 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: Uncle Chip
He says his feet are getting cold.

Now that's taking it to a new height!

48 posted on 10/14/2012 10:53:27 AM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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To: cripplecreek

Rising again.


49 posted on 10/14/2012 10:55:08 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: hoagy62

Dropped his altitude but now going back up levelling off at 127,800.

Hand me another Red Bull.


50 posted on 10/14/2012 10:56:51 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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