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Red Bull Stratos Jump Today!

post #1 of 28
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Red Bull is sponsoring Felix Baumgartner in attempting the highest sky dive in history as well as be the first person to break the sound barrier.

 

He will jump from 120,000 feet he is currently at 42,000. You can watch the live stream here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrIxH6DToXQ&sns=fb

post #2 of 28

Watching it. Crazy stuff!

post #3 of 28

oh geez, do we get to watch him explode? or something? creepy

post #4 of 28

Woot!

 

If you did not watch it in real time - you should go check out the video. Kinda wild.

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Woot!

 

If you did not watch it in real time - you should go check out the video. Kinda wild.

That was crazy. When he walked out on that step.... the view down ... omg

post #6 of 28
Yeah, I watched the whole thing, it was riveting. btw seg, it was on a slight time delay in case something went wrong they were going to kill the live feed.

His landing was so smooth too.
post #7 of 28

One small step for man, one giant marketing campaign for mankind!

rolleyes.gif Nah I'm just jealous.




Lukas

post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post

Yeah, I watched the whole thing, it was riveting. btw seg, it was on a slight time delay in case something went wrong they were going to kill the live feed.
His landing was so smooth too.

 

I figured as much, but still.... I was in suspense in case they suddenly cut out, too! That would be almost worse (esp if it was an accident)

post #9 of 28
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Officials say that Felix Baumgartner has become the first skydiver to break the speed of sound.

At a news conference, Brian Utley of the International Federation of Sports Aviation said Baumgartner reached a maximum speed of 833.9 mph during his jump Sunday over the New Mexico desert.

That amounts to Mach 1.24, which is faster than the speed of sound. No one has ever reached that speed wearing only a high-tech suit.

Baumgartner says that traveling faster than sound is ‘‘hard to describe because you don’t feel it.’’ With no reference points, ‘‘you don’t know how fast you travel.’’

Baumgartner came down safely in the eastern New Mexico desert about nine minutes after jumping from his capsule 128,100 feet, or roughly 24 miles, above Earth.
post #10 of 28

I was watching the ascent from about 45k-105k feet but then had to leave. Glad he made it safe, now let's see him do it with skis on. 

post #11 of 28

Now we just gotta get him to do it again... this time with skis on his feet, landing on some snowey peak in Alaska....

post #12 of 28

Guy has balls for sure.  It would be cool if he jumped with one of those jet wing suits and see how far he could go.

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Does anybody know what happened to the capsule?  Is is space junk to be considered and avoided for the foreseeable future?   Is it garbage at the bottom of the ocean?  Or, was it recovered somewhere somehow?th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

Other than that.. yahoo.gif for the stunt!

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Does anybody know what happened to the capsule?  Is is space junk to be considered and avoided for the foreseeable future?   Is it garbage at the bottom of the ocean?  Or, was it recovered somewhere somehow?th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

Other than that.. yahoo.gif for the stunt!

They showed it coming down with a parachute .... there is a lot of data in it to analyze, so they were recovering it.

post #15 of 28

I missed the jump but found this when I was looking for Youtube coveragel 

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That's one brave minifig!

post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

I missed the jump but found this when I was looking for Youtube coveragel 

That's funny. How much time and effort did that take? And a lot of specialized equipment...
post #18 of 28
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That's funny. How much time and effort did that take? And a lot of specialized equipment...

I've seen a few of these done with Star Trek, Star Wars type backdrop.  I think its done pretty well. 

post #19 of 28
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Guy has balls for sure.  It would be cool if he jumped with one of those jet wing suits and see how far he could go.

I feel like that wouldn't work since he was so high it was nearly a vacuum. Correct me if I am wrong but that is why he tumbled uncontrollably until he hit a lower altitude where there was enough air for him to stable himself out. 

post #20 of 28
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I've seen a few of these done with Star Trek, Star Wars type backdrop.  I think its done pretty well. 

It is, but the real Felix landed much more gently than miniFelix.

post #21 of 28
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They showed it coming down with a parachute .... there is a lot of data in it to analyze, so they were recovering it.


Just got an update on this via CNN.  They released the balloon and popped a chute on the capsule a few minutes after Felix jumped.  The Capsule actually came down and landed gently a couple dozen miles away.  However, the GIANT 3,700 pound mylar balloon has floated off to parts unknown.  It sure would suck to hit that when trying to re enter the atmosphere in another vehicle.  Sure would suck for it to hit the ocean or anywhere else.  Can you imagine if it came down on the highway... at night???

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post #23 of 28
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This is the coolest photo I've seen from this effort: http://www.jaymug.com/post/33600797739/skydiver-felix-baumgartner-breaking-sound-barrier

 

 

It's the coolest Photoshop, you mean?  He was over 20 miles up when he broke the sound barrier, and there was no camera around to photograph it, not to mention the fact he jumped over the desert in New Mexico, not over mountains.
 

post #24 of 28

Although I think Felix's jump was cool, I am still more fascinated by the 102,000 foot jump made in 1960 by Joseph Kittinger.

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It's the coolest Photoshop, you mean?  He was over 20 miles up when he broke the sound barrier, and there was no camera around to photograph it, not to mention the fact he jumped over the desert in New Mexico, not over mountains.
 

I knew that...

post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by JHoback View Post

Although I think Felix's jump was cool, I am still more fascinated by the 102,000 foot jump made in 1960 by Joseph Kittinger.

 Coolest was that Kittinger was moderating Felix's jump. [Moderating?? turn off the debate]

post #27 of 28

Note Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut, orbited the earth and then ejected at 23,000 feet to parachute to earth.  It was the Russian cosmonauts little secret not landing in their space craft.  roflmao.gif

post #28 of 28

I really was expecting more cameras on him. Slap a dozen GoPros on him and then we could really see what happened. Was fun to watch regardless :)

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