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Felix Baumgartner will attempt to jump from stratosphere today
Red Bull ^ | Oct 14, 2012 | Vince Ferrer

Posted on 10/14/2012 7:48:40 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer

There will be a second attempt today for Felix to jump from a ballon at 120,000 feet and parachute, breaking the record for high altitude jumps. There should be a live feed on the website.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; baumgartner; felixbaumgartner; isthereabook; isvegasinvolved; skydiving; soundbarrier; spacediving; spacejump; whataretheodds; wherecanibet
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1 posted on 10/14/2012 7:48:44 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer
Can also be watched Here
2 posted on 10/14/2012 7:50:37 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/


3 posted on 10/14/2012 7:50:37 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Vince Ferrer

God speed!


4 posted on 10/14/2012 7:52:24 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

They are starting to inflate the ballon, everything is a GO at this time.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 7:52:24 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: jjotto

Great! Beat me to it. It looks as if they are GO on inflating the balloon, and that the breezes aloft are now south of a couple of knots, which is what they were waiting for. This is a 22 mile ascent!


6 posted on 10/14/2012 7:52:38 AM PDT by golux
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To: Vince Ferrer

7 posted on 10/14/2012 7:56:42 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: Vince Ferrer

Should be set to go in around 30 minutes to 1 hour.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 7:57:39 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Meanwhile on the Discovery Channel they are showing Mythbusters while waiting to clear the weather hold, periodically they give a status update but the event should be broadcasted on that channel from what they say.


9 posted on 10/14/2012 7:59:24 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Eye of Unk

Post-jump interview: Felix, what were you thinking when you went through the sound barrier?

Felix: MOOOOMMMMYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

(Sorry...just a little humor.)


10 posted on 10/14/2012 8:02:30 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

I hope they planned for heat shielding his helmet. I would have thought it would be more pointed.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 8:06:01 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Eye of Unk

I don’t think he’s going to be going fast enough to generate that much heat. However, I’m pretty sure that’s something they thought of.


12 posted on 10/14/2012 8:10:24 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Here’s hoping those big brass balls don’t cause any problems on the way down.


13 posted on 10/14/2012 8:15:01 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Vince Ferrer

The standing high altitude jump record was set in 1962 from 100,000 ft, IIRC. Of course, that was part of the early NASA manned space program.

Got a really dumb question: have there already been experiments in dropping objects from near space & measuring reentry velocity? Well, of course there were - they had to determine air friction surface temperatures to calculate how much heat shielding was needed for the space capsules.

In other words, does our high altitude jumper already know for a fact that a supersonic reentry fall prior to contact with lower atmosphere is indeed possible?

Anyway, good luck & Godspeed to him and his venture.


14 posted on 10/14/2012 8:18:09 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: Gaffer

(Here’s hoping those big brass balls don’t cause any problems on the way down.)

ROTFL! Good one! I hope they’re heat shielded too! I wonder how aerodynamic they are - based on their size they definitely should be protruding from the body!


15 posted on 10/14/2012 8:24:52 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: winner3000

COUNTDOWN!


16 posted on 10/14/2012 8:28:40 AM PDT by golux
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To: winner3000

Broadcast about to start...Here we go!


17 posted on 10/14/2012 8:28:48 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Eye of Unk

Thanks for the heads up on the Discovery Channel. I don’t even like jumping off the high dive.


18 posted on 10/14/2012 8:29:51 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Vince Ferrer

Got it running on my tv, set up as my “second monitor” with the HDMI cable wire from my computer. Highly recommend spending the $12-18 bucks if you’ve got a HDMI-compatible tv, ‘cause you can watch whatever’s broadcast on the net on there and leave your computer free to work.


19 posted on 10/14/2012 8:30:53 AM PDT by Southern Magnolia
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To: Vince Ferrer

Just lifted off!


20 posted on 10/14/2012 8:34:19 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Southern Magnolia

LAUNCH! Now Felix goes up the long ladder......


21 posted on 10/14/2012 8:34:44 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

this is awesome


22 posted on 10/14/2012 8:38:45 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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Beautiful weather here in NM today, air is dead still.


23 posted on 10/14/2012 8:43:08 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Do they have any idea where he will land?


24 posted on 10/14/2012 8:45:01 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: neverdem; Eye of Unk
Meanwhile on the Discovery Channel they are showing Mythbusters while waiting to clear the weather hold, periodically they give a status update but the event should be broadcasted on that channel from what they say.

On live now on Discovery, according to my daughter.

Getting up towards 15,000 ft.

25 posted on 10/14/2012 8:45:36 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: don-o

Near Roswell. There’s a whole lot of open space down there.


26 posted on 10/14/2012 8:47:09 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

You Tube - link in post 2 - has a good stream


27 posted on 10/14/2012 8:47:33 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

That’s actually a part of a contest on the Red Bull Stratos website. You can make a guess and if you’re the closest, you’ll get a fairly nice watch.


28 posted on 10/14/2012 8:49:55 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Passing through 22k. Control says two hours and they should be at target height...


29 posted on 10/14/2012 8:53:16 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: hoagy62

He’s not entering the atmosphere at 18,000 mph.


30 posted on 10/14/2012 8:53:36 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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Earth?


31 posted on 10/14/2012 8:55:36 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Will it happen!!!! We shall see and a bump to the top


32 posted on 10/14/2012 8:57:54 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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A few minutes ago, CapCom ran thru a verbal checklist with Felix...

Didn’t Felix sound really slow and tired? He complained that the capsule was too hot for him, about 55DegF inside. He has his glove heaters turned on to MAX heat.

Hope there are no issues with Oxygen in his helmet!


33 posted on 10/14/2012 9:02:14 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Vince Ferrer

It looks beautiful. A pearly-white, almost translucent ballon against a washed blue sky.


34 posted on 10/14/2012 9:03:24 AM PDT by chimera
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35 posted on 10/14/2012 9:12:09 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Bump!


36 posted on 10/14/2012 9:19:37 AM PDT by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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56,000 feet and still going up.


37 posted on 10/14/2012 9:26:57 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Vince Ferrer; don-o

Good Luck Felix!

Thanks to don-o for helping me find this more recent thread.


38 posted on 10/14/2012 9:27:21 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

56,000 feet

Outside Temperature

-65.7°C / -88.1°F


39 posted on 10/14/2012 9:27:24 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

All this tells me is that Red Bull is way overpriced


40 posted on 10/14/2012 9:27:24 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: Vince Ferrer

Is this being televised on any cable television stations?


41 posted on 10/14/2012 9:28:43 AM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: KevinDavis

Thanks Vince Ferrer.


42 posted on 10/14/2012 9:29:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Just dropped some ballast to ascend faster.


43 posted on 10/14/2012 9:29:12 AM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: elcid1970
In other words, does our high altitude jumper already know for a fact that a supersonic reentry fall prior to contact with lower atmosphere is indeed possible?

Of course he does. Joe Kittinger, current record holder, is on his mission control team!

44 posted on 10/14/2012 9:29:55 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Dropped another 60lbs ballast to try and speed assent through jet stream region. Worried about drifting too far to the East.


45 posted on 10/14/2012 9:30:04 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Ronaldus Magnus

Discovery Channel is showing it live. Ch 278 on DirecTV.


46 posted on 10/14/2012 9:30:52 AM PDT by Carlucci
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To: Ronaldus Magnus

It’s on Discovery Channel right now.


47 posted on 10/14/2012 9:31:15 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: hattend

you are welcome

Problem with visor heater?


48 posted on 10/14/2012 9:33:10 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Uh Oh! No heat in the face mask!


49 posted on 10/14/2012 9:33:44 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Felix reporting that his suit heat doesn’t seem to be working. Has the red LED on but he sometimes gets fogging up on his visor.

CapCom has stopped speaking to him for the moment...

PROBLEM?


50 posted on 10/14/2012 9:34:27 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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