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Belsius 10-09-2012 09:06 AM

Red Bull stratos... A 36 km jump..LIVE!
 
http://www.youtube.com/user/redbull?feature=watch

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/09/sc...WT.mc_ev=click

Quote:

From the beginning of mankind, the boys want to go higher, faster, lower. It’s a fascinating part of human nature." - Joe Kittinger, who has held records for high-altitude jumps since 1960 and is guiding Felix Baumgartner in an attempt to leap from a capsule 22 miles above Earth.
Should be an amazing thing!

LX 10-09-2012 09:53 AM

It's a bit fucked up when you think about what the risks might entail, and how there's no way to know how high the risks will be.

Shadowfax 10-09-2012 10:25 AM

delayed due to weather conditions...

Daredevil Felix Baumgartner’s 1110 km/h free fall from Earth’s stratosphere on hold due to high winds

Shifty.py 10-09-2012 10:42 AM

I know there is serious science behinds this jump, but I want to call bullshit on breaking the sound barrier. He might reach it, but it takes a lot more energy to go over.

'trane 10-09-2012 11:08 AM

i'd love to watch this with my kids, but the chance of him dying is way too high.

thought 10-09-2012 11:10 AM

yeah. i find it hard to believe there's any chance this dude will survive.

Zalgiris 10-09-2012 11:26 AM

It will be live on TV in Lithuania...

...Assholes, don't show nba games, but show public suicides. On the other hand we lead the world by suicide ratio, so this broadcast showed live on TV makes sense :cookie:

pzabby 10-09-2012 11:42 AM

So when's this gonna happen actually? I'm gonna stream it in the library

LX 10-09-2012 11:44 AM

They are getting ready now, after being delayed by winds.

LX 10-09-2012 11:48 AM

Right now he is in his suit and preparing to pre-breath inside the capsule.

LX 10-09-2012 11:49 AM

So preparing to pre-breath? Would that be pre-pre-breathing?

pzabby 10-09-2012 12:06 PM

so are we just gonna see a flaming hot ball getting bigger and bigger slowly?

Shadowfax 10-09-2012 01:39 PM

dammit...not going to be able to see this...heading back out in 20 mins for my PM run

edit - just aborted

Belsius 10-09-2012 05:48 PM

I think the chances of him dying are minimal. It wouldn't be stream live to the world if there was.

jeffb 10-09-2012 06:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Belsius (Post 686264)
I think the chances of him dying are minimal. It wouldn't be stream live to the world if there was.


It's tape delayed though in case he becomes a human pancake.

Superjudge 10-09-2012 06:20 PM

if a human being fell fast enough to break the sound barrier he would also break his neck, and every other non-core bone or joint in his body due to wind resistance issues alone. he can only fall a 9.8m/s2, he will then hit a point where wind resistance will stabilize his acceleration and turn it to constant velocity. Ever tossed an ant of a balcony? they float...same concept

pzabby 10-09-2012 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 686269)
if a human being fell fast enough to break the sound barrier he would also break his neck, and every other non-core bone or joint in his body due to wind resistance issues alone. he can only fall a 9.8m/s2, he will then hit a point where wind resistance will stabilize his acceleration and turn it to constant velocity. Ever tossed an ant of a balcony? they float...same concept

Well said. I recalled learning this in physics for highsvool but wasn't sure enough of my memory to pass it off as correct knowledge

Superjudge 10-09-2012 06:27 PM

oh hey, i have been outta the Physics game since university...dont trust my words...heehee

Belsius 10-09-2012 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 686269)
if a human being fell fast enough to break the sound barrier he would also break his neck, and every other non-core bone or joint in his body due to wind resistance issues alone. he can only fall a 9.8m/s2, he will then hit a point where wind resistance will stabilize his acceleration and turn it to constant velocity. Ever tossed an ant of a balcony? they float...same concept

Not that I'm an expert. But apparently with smaller objects it doesnt work like that. They explained somewhere why he can survive at that speed. The suit he wears is also what will help him reach that speed. They have already reached faster speeds than the standard one that you are mentioning. Don't know the technical name. He is not reaching the speed vertically. He will accelerate like a plane.

Superjudge 10-09-2012 06:29 PM

im open for awesome, but still, i need to see it to believe it..yaknow what im saying?


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