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MSNBC Chyron Fail: Felix Baumgartner Traveled ‘Faster Than The Speed Of Light’
MEDIAite ^ | October 15th, 2012 | Andrew Kirell

Posted on 10/15/2012 10:12:15 PM PDT by Maurice Tift

MSNBC might want to put some of its graphics producers through basic physics classes again.

  During a brief report on Sunday’s epic Felix Baumgartner sky-dive from the stratosphere, during which the native Austrian broke the sound barrier, the cable network mistakenly labeled his feat as having traveled “faster than the speed of light.”

   Despite the mistaken chyron, host Andrea Mitchell correctly reported that “Fearless Felix” was the first human to travel faster than the speed of sound without being inside a craft of some sort.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baumgartner; chyron; felix; msnbc; nbcnewa
FTL is possible!! (if you watch MSNBC)
1 posted on 10/15/2012 10:12:30 PM PDT by Maurice Tift
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To: Maurice Tift

2 posted on 10/15/2012 10:20:28 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Maurice Tift

Impossible, only a Plymouth Satellite can travel faster than the speed of light.


3 posted on 10/15/2012 10:21:09 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: Maurice Tift

MSNBC says Get Stuffed to Albert Einstein.


4 posted on 10/15/2012 10:21:30 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (I'm voting AB0/RYAN)
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To: Maurice Tift

Faster than frickin’ laser beams? Attached to sharks’ heads?


5 posted on 10/15/2012 10:23:16 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (To bid on this tagline space: www.jeffchandlerstaglinespace.com)
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To: Maurice Tift

“He was traveling faster than the black hole at the center of the universe!”


6 posted on 10/15/2012 10:25:58 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

good lord


7 posted on 10/15/2012 10:26:55 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Maurice Tift

No wonder I couldn’t see him.


8 posted on 10/15/2012 10:28:49 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
   Steven Wright once said that he almost went back in time by putting 'instant' coffee into a microwave oven, but now it appears that you can possibly do the same thing by jumping out of a balloon. Anyway - I hope Felix Baumgartner saves the footage from MSNBC for his collection. Making MSNBC think you traveled faster than light - priceless!!
9 posted on 10/15/2012 10:30:17 PM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: Maurice Tift
Not unprecedented. CNN Presents the "faster than light" space shuttle.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 10:34:39 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: Maurice Tift

11 posted on 10/15/2012 10:35:57 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: Maurice Tift

Humans are as fast as lightning under certain conditions, such as kung-fu fighting.


12 posted on 10/15/2012 10:36:07 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Jet Jaguar

If you want to have someone get the simplest thing wrong, tell it to a journalist.


13 posted on 10/15/2012 10:40:45 PM PDT by poindexters brother
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To: Maurice Tift
Reminds me of this classic:


14 posted on 10/15/2012 10:46:01 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Maurice Tift

Show me a universe where a man falls from a balloon faster than the speed of light, and I’ll show you steel that can’t be melted by fire.


15 posted on 10/15/2012 10:47:25 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Jet Jaguar
Ha...that's nothing....

Obama has a time machine....problem is it only works in 2 dimensions....

but good enough to extract a copy of his birth certificate from the past....

See ....here it comes out of hyperspace from a slot in the machine,,,

.

16 posted on 10/15/2012 10:52:58 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Maurice Tift; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Well, falling as far as he did, he might have reached the speed of light, who knows. It could be. We have to keep our minds open to the possibility.


17 posted on 10/15/2012 10:55:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Maurice Tift

Proving, once again, the Lorentz Invariance of journalistic stupidity in all frames of reference.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 10:58:04 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Maybe he was a neutrino for most of the jump.)
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To: poindexters brother
If you want to have someone get the simplest thing wrong, tell it to a journalist.

My mom used to tell the story of a scientist who was being interviewed about the possibility of space travel, back in the 1950's, and was trying to explain about traveling through the vacuum of space. When he was asked by a reporter, " Just what does this vacuum consist of?" he replied, "Reporters' brains."

I have always felt, though, that it was not a stupid question.

19 posted on 10/15/2012 11:00:01 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Maurice Tift

I wonder if Baumgartner met with himself before the jump.


20 posted on 10/15/2012 11:03:10 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Drew68

I like the one where Cohen, in one of his other personas, interviewed Pat Buchanan about Saddam Hussein and whether or not he possessed any BLT’s. Or if Iraq was capable of building any.


21 posted on 10/15/2012 11:07:18 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Well, falling as far as he did, he might have reached the speed of light, who knows. It could be. We have to keep our minds open to the possibility.

I have always thought it curious that c/g ~= 1 year. That is to say, in Newtonian physics it would take just about a year of free fall at 1g to reach the speed of light.

22 posted on 10/15/2012 11:07:53 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
Now there's a blast from the past.
23 posted on 10/15/2012 11:09:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dr_lew

Which leads us to the conclusion that he should have jumped from a little higher, doesn’t it?!


24 posted on 10/15/2012 11:10:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: clearcarbon
I wonder if Baumgartner met with himself before the jump.

Not sure exactly what you mean, but watching the live coverage, it was clear that he was entering some other zone. I thought to myself that it was one thing to know such a feat had been achieved, as we had learned of the first two jumps, but it was quite another to watch the attempt as it transpired, when all was in doubt. Indeed the doubts multiplied when we heard him report early on that the heater in his face visor was not functioning. My feeling is that this problem weighed heavily on him, as well it might. Nevertheless it was obvious that he would press on, as they finally announced officially. To me it seemed that his actions and thinking became sluggish as the moment approached. I imagined that he was torn between the need to attend to his check list, and his ultimate need to retreat within himself to make himself ready. At any rate, it was excruciating to watch, and I was on pins and needles. Ultimately, I think we can say it really was up to his guardian angels, and thank goodness for them.

25 posted on 10/15/2012 11:28:00 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Revolting cat!
Well, with t = c/g, we have 1/2 g t2 = 1/2 c2/g = 1/2 c (c/g) ~= 1/2 light-year. So yeah, a little higher.
26 posted on 10/15/2012 11:41:46 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Maurice Tift

I guess that explains why his capsule seemed bigger on the inside.


27 posted on 10/15/2012 11:46:27 PM PDT by Redcloak (A founding member of Drunkards for Romney)
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To: Revolting cat!

28 posted on 10/16/2012 12:00:08 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Redcloak

Very astute! Now think of the moon. Think of being on the moon in such a capsule, as indeed it was.


29 posted on 10/16/2012 12:01:03 AM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Jet Jaguar
Ha...that's nothing....

Obama has a time machine....problem is it only works in 2 dimensions....

but good enough to extract a copy of his birth certificate from the past....

See ....here it comes out of hyperspace from a slot in the machine,,,

.

30 posted on 10/16/2012 12:04:00 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Impossible, only a Plymouth Satellite can travel faster than the speed of light.


Not true, not true. I was in the process of a light speed breaking attempt in 1975 with a ‘62 Dodge Dart. A flat foiled me at Warp .89 .....

...and we were out of Old Style and the ashtrays were full.


31 posted on 10/16/2012 12:30:06 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Drew68

I stand firmly by my prediction that, due to the Democratic party and the Department of Education, “Idiocracy” will be the most prophetic item ever written by man. On our current trajectory, we should arrive there in about 4 years.


32 posted on 10/16/2012 12:37:31 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Maurice Tift

It’s fine, nobody but you was watching.


33 posted on 10/16/2012 12:44:18 AM PDT by Bullish (The stink from this amateur regime smells all the way to Kenya.)
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To: Maurice Tift

Well of course. Everyone knows that. It he fell all the way from the sun to earth in 4 minutes, he had to be traveling faster than light! Light takes 8 minutes.


34 posted on 10/16/2012 2:11:52 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Maurice Tift

It must be the “Republican War on Science” that makes MSNBC so ignorant.


35 posted on 10/16/2012 2:19:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Jet Jaguar

36 posted on 10/16/2012 2:29:39 AM PDT by McGruff (I love the smell of DESPERATION in the morning. Smells like victory!)
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To: Maurice Tift
That's not the worst MSLSD has done...


37 posted on 10/16/2012 2:31:08 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: Ken H
Humans are as fast as lightning under certain conditions, such as kung-fu fighting government employees at 4:30.
38 posted on 10/16/2012 2:35:21 AM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

I saw a ‘62 Dodge Dart also do it once at the drag strip.

“Sunday, Sunday... Raceway, Raceway Park!”


39 posted on 10/16/2012 3:37:12 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The 0bummer Penguin: I played this country like a harp from hell.)
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To: Drew68

OMG; LOL!


40 posted on 10/16/2012 3:38:43 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The 0bummer Penguin: I played this country like a harp from hell.)
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To: spokeshave
Here's the real one:


41 posted on 10/16/2012 3:41:26 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The 0bummer Penguin: I played this country like a harp from hell.)
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To: Maurice Tift

He did break the speed of light. He landed before he jumped.


42 posted on 10/16/2012 6:25:50 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Brandonmark
Fox chyron had Baumgartner jumping from 128,000 miles.
43 posted on 10/16/2012 6:29:02 AM PDT by 728b (Never cry over something that can not cry over you.)
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