Red Bull stratos... A 36 km jump..LIVE!
Old 10-09-2012, 09:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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http://www.youtube.com/user/redbull?feature=watch

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

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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!
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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delayed due to weather conditions...

Daredevil Felix Baumgartner’s 1110 km/h free fall from Earth’s stratosphere on hold due to high winds
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i'd love to watch this with my kids, but the chance of him dying is way too high.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah. i find it hard to believe there's any chance this dude will survive.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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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
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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So when's this gonna happen actually? I'm gonna stream it in the library
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
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They are getting ready now, after being delayed by winds.
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Right now he is in his suit and preparing to pre-breath inside the capsule.
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So preparing to pre-breath? Would that be pre-pre-breathing?
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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so are we just gonna see a flaming hot ball getting bigger and bigger slowly?
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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dammit...not going to be able to see this...heading back out in 20 mins for my PM run

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Old 10-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I think the chances of him dying are minimal. It wouldn't be stream live to the world if there was.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:08 PM   #15 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:20 PM   #16 (permalink)
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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
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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
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oh hey, i have been outta the Physics game since university...dont trust my words...heehee
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:28 PM   #19 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 10-09-2012, 06:29 PM   #20 (permalink)
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im open for awesome, but still, i need to see it to believe it..yaknow what im saying?
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