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Red Bull Stratos Post Jump Press Conference (HD)
YouTube ^ | October 14, 2012 | Uploaded by Antony Levendi

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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TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: felixbaumgartner; pressconference; redbull; spacejump
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1 posted on 10/14/2012 5:33:53 PM PDT by EveningStar
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2 posted on 10/14/2012 5:36:23 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

So Felix did’t go splat


3 posted on 10/14/2012 5:39:27 PM 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: EveningStar
It was very cool to see Joe Kittenger as CapCom. You could tell it was an emotional event - love the comments about "Guardian Angel"!!!!
4 posted on 10/14/2012 5:41:43 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: EveningStar

I spent the morning recording it, cannot wait to see any video if there was taken from his perspective.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 5:41:51 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: EveningStar

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...


6 posted on 10/14/2012 5:46:34 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: God luvs America

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.


7 posted on 10/14/2012 5:49:39 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: al baby

Felix didn’t get a dead cat bounce.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 5:51:43 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: God luvs America
why didn’t he continue his free fall???

My guess is that it was out of respect for the record holder, who was involved in the mission. He set other records and didn't need that one.
9 posted on 10/14/2012 5:52:24 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Houghton M.

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...)


10 posted on 10/14/2012 5:52:57 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: al baby

Felix didn’t get a dead cat bounce.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 5:52:57 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: God luvs America

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.


12 posted on 10/14/2012 5:55:49 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: EveningStar

"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."

Skydiver makes highest jump ever.

13 posted on 10/14/2012 5:59:43 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: EveningStar
Two questions I would have asked him:

1. Did you make a sonic boom?

2. What kind of in-suit system do you have for keeping big balls of steel warm?

14 posted on 10/14/2012 5:59:52 PM PDT by brewcrew (Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid. --John Wayne)
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To: HerrBlucher

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.

http://www.fighter-planes.com/jetmach1.htm

Looks like the speed of sound is slower at higher altitudes.

Fascinating <—— in Spock’s voice


15 posted on 10/14/2012 6:05:47 PM PDT by BookaT
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To: God luvs America

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.

}:-)4


16 posted on 10/14/2012 6:12:44 PM PDT by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

“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!


17 posted on 10/14/2012 6:26:33 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: EveningStar
From the Handbook of Missed Marketing Opportunities (2012 Edition):


18 posted on 10/14/2012 6:31:44 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: Houghton M.

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.


19 posted on 10/14/2012 6:32:19 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: RightFighter

If Krispy Creme wanted to pay for it, then yes. But Red Bull didn’t miss the opportunity. They got worldwide coverage.


20 posted on 10/14/2012 6:53:51 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

That’s why I said it’s from the Handbook of Missed Marketing Opportunities.


21 posted on 10/14/2012 7:07:40 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: BookaT

Speed of sound is primarily a function of temperature. It’s cold up there.


22 posted on 10/14/2012 7:11:42 PM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: EveningStar

Watched it this morning. Pretty cool !


23 posted on 10/14/2012 7:15:48 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: EveningStar

Felix and Joe...

That’s how men should be.


24 posted on 10/14/2012 7:29:53 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: EveningStar

25 posted on 10/14/2012 9:56:30 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Eye of Unk; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
I spent the morning recording it, cannot wait to see any video if there was taken from his perspective.

I like experiments with more scientific applications.

ENGLISHRUSSIA: Some guys decided to arrange a strange competition between dark and light beer: which one will fly higher to space?

More pictures and descriptions at the link above.

26 posted on 10/14/2012 9:58:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: lyby; Daffynition
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...)


27 posted on 10/14/2012 10:02:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Jeb ain't no slouch, neither.
28 posted on 10/14/2012 10:08:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: a fool in paradise
FWIW this is coincidentally the 65th anniversary of Chuck Yeager's flight.


29 posted on 10/14/2012 10:42:03 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: al baby

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.


30 posted on 10/15/2012 9:15:26 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: God luvs America

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!”


31 posted on 10/15/2012 4:58:29 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: BookaT

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.


32 posted on 10/15/2012 5:08:13 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: NonZeroSum

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!


33 posted on 10/15/2012 5:23:09 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Daffynition

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!


34 posted on 10/15/2012 5:28:29 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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