Skip to comments.Red Bull Stratos Post Jump Press Conference (HD)
Posted on 10/14/2012 5:33:44 PM PDT by EveningStar
Red Bull Stratos Post Jump Press Conference. Felix Baumgartner completed his jump and set a new world record for the highest skydive and breaking the sound barrier. In this press conference he answers questions about his experience.
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So Felix did’t go splat
I spent the morning recording it, cannot wait to see any video if there was taken from his perspective.
why didn’t he continue his free fall??? he was just a few seconds away from breaking the record....
gotta say watched the video and it is super exciting...
He says that he opened his chute at the prearranged altitude. The guy has discipline—follow the plan because that’s the way you come out of it alive. Play around with the plan and get yourself killed.
He also said that, “so Joe [Kittenger] gets to keep one record [because Baumgartner followed the plan]? That’s great for Joe, Joe’s a great guy.” The guy has humility and decency too.
Felix didn’t get a dead cat bounce.
That was BEAUTIFUL!! And his landing was 1-2-3-4 steps - all upright! Better than a perfect gymnastics landing in the Olympics! (From my perspective...)
Felix didn’t get a dead cat bounce.
From what I saw, he maxed out his speed in free fall getting to 728 mph, which is beyond the speed of sound, then he began to decelerate due to increasing drag.
"Let me tell you - when I was standing there on top of the world, you become so humble. You don't think about breaking records anymore, you don't think about gaining scientific data - the only thing that you want is to come back alive," he said afterwards at a media conference.
When he reached the planned jump altitude, he popped open the capsule hatch and unbuckled his seat belt. "Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you are," he radioed as he balanced on the narrow step outside the capsule. "I'm going home now."
1. Did you make a sonic boom?
2. What kind of in-suit system do you have for keeping big balls of steel warm?
Wonder what the speed of sound is at the altitude he achieved 728 MPH? I calculate it was 659.8 MPH. Just kidding saw a chart where speed of sound appears to not get slower than 659.8 MPH.
Looks like the speed of sound is slower at higher altitudes.
Fascinating <—— in Spock’s voice
His peak speed was 200+ mph faster than Kittinger’s in 1960. He opened the chute at 9,000 feet above sea level, probably about 6,000 feet off the ground. If he’d waited another 15 seconds to break Kittinger’s freefall duration record, he would’ve been too low if there was a problem with the chute opening.
“Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you are,” he radioed as he balanced on the narrow step outside the capsule. “I’m going home now.”
I watched this live for hours and his words made me tear up....I couldn’t tell if he meant he was going home to the Lord or home to earth. It was very intense!
I watched the disengagement .as soon as he got to the steps he leaped. No pause. It seemed apparent he was eager
To complete the mission. I was expecting a longer pause before the leap.
Very brave guy. was happy when he got out of the roll.
If Krispy Creme wanted to pay for it, then yes. But Red Bull didn’t miss the opportunity. They got worldwide coverage.
That’s why I said it’s from the Handbook of Missed Marketing Opportunities.
Speed of sound is primarily a function of temperature. It’s cold up there.
Watched it this morning. Pretty cool !
Felix and Joe...
That’s how men should be.
I like experiments with more scientific applications.
More pictures and descriptions at the link above.
I watched it on the C-SPAM link a FReeper provided. When he stepped off the capsule, the camera was pointed downward toward the earth. He fell very, very fast off the platform.
I believe Felix was traveling down much faster than anyone had traveled before, far exceeding the Speed of Sound by a couple of hundred MPH! If he had tried to exceed the Free Fall Time Record, he may well have gone “SPLAT!”
As an ME Student, did much research with Supersonic Blowdown Wind Tunnels. Forgotten most of the formulas now,
but the Spped of Sound dramatically decreases as pressure and temperature decreases. I do believe the lates calculations are that Felix exceeded 840 MPH before starting to decelerate.
While temperature has an effect, the ruling factor is the extremely low pressures which inhibit the propagation of Sound. Was always amazed at how slow the speed of sound was
in that Blowdown Wind Tunnel, especially when we went to the high Mach Numbers then of a mere 3 or 4 back then! Never appreciated how much that experience and Research were! Wonder how high a Mach Number present day Wind Tunnels go too? Probably Hypersonic Numbers One can’t fathom!
No Coincidence! in my humble mind!
Hats off to Chuck Yeager! A Real American Hero! and he did it with a broken arm he susttained the night before riding a Horse after “Just a Few Drinks at their local Watering Hole in that GOD Forsaken Desert Airfield!
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