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2012-10-02 05:01:43 PM
One way or other, Red Bull gives you wings. Probably would be most helpful before you land but hey, they just said wings.
 
2012-10-02 07:14:48 PM

Makh: One way or other, Red Bull gives you wings. Probably would be most helpful before you land but hey, they just said wings.


Red Bull will give you your red wings.
 
2012-10-02 08:36:46 PM
I thought this was the guy who was trying to out-crazy Joe Kittinger, and I was right.
 
2012-10-02 08:43:05 PM

ClavellBCMI: I thought this was the guy who was trying to out-crazy Joe Kittinger, and I was right.


THIS.

I think getting to that altitude and opening the door to look out and say "Holy crap, what a view!" would be plenty IMO.
 
2012-10-02 08:43:16 PM
I've seen 70 below in Alaska. You don't need a space suit for it.

/wonder if they're counting windchill.
 
2012-10-02 08:43:40 PM
Watch that first step, its a doozy.

dl.dropbox.com

/I don't have a fear of heights, but when I look at this photo its easy to see why I should.
 
2012-10-02 08:44:36 PM
Headline suggests subby just crawled out of his backyard survival shelter having been gone since Glenn Beck Obama scare of 2008.
 
2012-10-02 08:46:15 PM

Ego edo infantia cattus: I've seen 70 below in Alaska. You don't need a space suit for it.

/wonder if they're counting windchill.


Lack of much atmosphere probably helped decide a spacesuit was needed.
 
2012-10-02 08:46:53 PM
If it's so dangerous to jump and possibly exceed the sound barrier in that suit, um, why not fill the suit with jello and instrumentation, drop it, and see what happens?
 
2012-10-02 09:13:20 PM

RoyBatty: If it's so dangerous to jump and possibly exceed the sound barrier in that suit, um, why not fill the suit with jello and instrumentation, drop it, and see what happens?


If you're going to die, die having fun.

I hope they made room in the suit for the giant balls and boner the guy is going to be sporting for 23 miles
 
2012-10-02 09:29:38 PM

Smeggy Smurf: RoyBatty: If it's so dangerous to jump and possibly exceed the sound barrier in that suit, um, why not fill the suit with jello and instrumentation, drop it, and see what happens?

If you're going to die, die having fun.

I hope they made room in the suit for the giant balls and boner the guy is going to be sporting for 23 miles


I think the jump will be great fun and hope to see it on video.

I think the hype about "it's so dangerous because we don't know what might happen" is hype because if the supersonic part is truly so dangerous, it would be pretty easy to nail that risk down by tossing the suit out, instrumented at 120,000 feet. If they don't want to do that out of fear of spoiling the real jump, it's not my problem but they shouldn't wine about how dangerous it is.
 
2012-10-02 10:29:34 PM
"YIPE!"
 
2012-10-02 10:39:17 PM
Really? A green light for a video about something cool being PLANNED?
Greenlight the actual video when it's complete... or an epic fail, but this sucks.
 
2012-10-02 10:45:13 PM
Can you farktard admins that greenlight this crap pay attention? A little?

I HAVE A VIDEO STATING I'M PLANNING ON BOILING EGGS WITHOUT WATER! greenlight
 
2012-10-02 10:48:04 PM

michaelgvh: Really? A green light for a video about something cool being PLANNED?
Greenlight the actual video when it's complete... or an epic fail, but this sucks.


THIS.

We've been hearing about this for AGES. Wake me when they actually make the jump.
 
2012-10-02 11:31:38 PM
I read somewhere about a Russian guy who jumped from an Kittinger-esque altitude. He died because he cracked his visor on the way out the door and his blood boiled. So you'll want to watch that first step, I guess.
 
2012-10-03 01:09:27 AM
I think that if this guy completes this jump and retires like he says he's going to, that the rest of his life will seem... incredibly "meh", resulting in depression and an eventual eating-of-a-shotgun-barrell.

Seriously- dudes that do stuff like this need CONSTANT extremism. Hard to get that walking down the bread aisle in your local Piggly Wiggly/A&P/Stop & Shop, etc.
 
2012-10-03 02:05:40 AM
I was really disappointed at the lack of a good video. So here is the real footage.


Link
 
2012-10-03 05:34:07 AM

Notabunny: I read somewhere about a Russian guy who jumped from an Kittinger-esque altitude. He died because he cracked his visor on the way out the door and his blood boiled. So you'll want to watch that first step, I guess.


Well, he may have done it, and he may have died, but not from his blood boiling.

Kittingers suit failed also... but just one hand.
 
2012-10-03 07:38:01 AM

RoyBatty: Smeggy Smurf: RoyBatty: If it's so dangerous to jump and possibly exceed the sound barrier in that suit, um, why not fill the suit with jello and instrumentation, drop it, and see what happens?

If you're going to die, die having fun.

I hope they made room in the suit for the giant balls and boner the guy is going to be sporting for 23 miles

I think the jump will be great fun and hope to see it on video.

I think the hype about "it's so dangerous because we don't know what might happen" is hype because if the supersonic part is truly so dangerous, it would be pretty easy to nail that risk down by tossing the suit out, instrumented at 120,000 feet. If they don't want to do that out of fear of spoiling the real jump, it's not my problem but they shouldn't wine about how dangerous it is.


IIRC, a dozen guys have tried this since Kittinger. They all died in the process. So no, it's not really dangerous. Tell you what. Why don't you give it a shot?

/dip
 
2012-10-03 09:32:53 AM

LesserEvil: michaelgvh: Really? A green light for a video about something cool being PLANNED?
Greenlight the actual video when it's complete... or an epic fail, but this sucks.

THIS.

We've been hearing about this for AGES. Wake me when they actually make the jump.


LOL. Reminds of the repeated posts of global warming. Same sh*t. Different day.
 
2012-10-03 01:27:45 PM
Unimpressed:

media.giantbomb.com
 
2012-10-03 01:33:57 PM

LesserEvil: michaelgvh: Really? A green light for a video about something cool being PLANNED?
Greenlight the actual video when it's complete... or an epic fail, but this sucks.

THIS.

We've been hearing about this for AGES. Wake me when they actually make the jump.


He's made several test jumps.
The real thing comes Monday.

/Next SpaceX launch on sunday.
/Antares launch also coming soon.
/Gonna be a busy month for space fans.
 
2012-10-03 02:17:25 PM

Diagonal: IIRC, a dozen guys have tried this since Kittinger. They all died in the process. So no, it's not really dangerous. Tell you what. Why don't you give it a shot?

/dip


Well that was quite the rebuttal. Factual. Extensive documentation. Direct to the point I made.

What's your reddit handle?
 
2012-10-03 02:41:09 PM
Unless he's packin some extra lead about his person, he will NOT be breaking the sound barrier.

Sound travels faster up yonder.
 
2012-10-03 04:38:11 PM

prjindigo: Unless he's packin some extra lead about his person, he will NOT be breaking the sound barrier.

Sound travels faster up yonder.


No sure if trolling or just ignorant.. Sound does not travel faster in thinner air, in fact it goes slower. Furthermore the thinner air provides less resistance so a persons terminal velocity is increased.

Speed of sound at Sea Level- 340.3 m/s or 761.1 mph
Speed of sound at 60,000 feet- 294.9 m/s or 573 mph

If the guy is jumping at 120,000 feet can reach a speed faster than 573 mph (and they are expecting him to get up to 690 mph). Then he will indeed go faster than the speed of sound.
 
2012-10-03 04:42:23 PM

prjindigo: Unless he's packin some extra lead about his person, he will NOT be breaking the sound barrier.

Sound travels faster up yonder.


Not quite: http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/atmosphere/q0112.shtml
 
2012-10-03 04:53:19 PM

RoyBatty: prjindigo: Unless he's packin some extra lead about his person, he will NOT be breaking the sound barrier.

Sound travels faster up yonder.

Not quite: http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/atmosphere/q0112.shtml


Hmm I don't think those charts account for how temperature affects the speed of sound.
 
2012-10-03 04:55:41 PM

selrah: RoyBatty: prjindigo: Unless he's packin some extra lead about his person, he will NOT be breaking the sound barrier.

Sound travels faster up yonder.

Not quite: http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/atmosphere/q0112.shtml

Hmm I don't think those charts account for how temperature affects the speed of sound.


Really? I think the whole entire page is all about the effects of temperature on the speed of sound.
 
2012-10-03 08:14:53 PM
right - i'll keep an eye out for a unique looking meteor monday
 
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