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2012-10-14 12:33:56 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: poonesfarm: I like how they're calling this stunt a "mission".

If it works, the astronauts will have a high altitude escape option. I'm good with this being called a mission.


Okay, but if it doesn't work let's agree to call it a (failed, tragic) stunt.
 
2012-10-14 12:34:23 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: wxboy: So, what happens to the capsule after he jumps? Is it parachuted, or does it just free-fall onto somebody's house?

It has its own chute for recovery.


The Smithsonian Air & Space will want it, I'd guess.
 
2012-10-14 12:34:25 PM  

Dallymo: goodole312: trekkiecougar: Yep, the Warrior and I have been watching this online and on tv (Discovery and Velocity channels are showing it) since one hour until launch.

No one believes that I read about this in a Star Trek novel! Now I'm going to have to go to my local branch of the library and find the Star Trek novel that I read years ago that had Kirk and some other character doing skydiving that originated from a platform up in space.

that was the cut opening from one of the movies wasn't it? i wana say generations

Star Trek (2009) had them diving to the drilling platform on Vulcan.

 


I totally forgot about it being in (or being sliced from) one of the movies, thanks for reminding me. I'm still going to hit the library, I believe the space diving incident was in a novel involving some of the OS crew.
 
2012-10-14 12:34:32 PM  

Marine1: BalugaJoe: Taliban are watching this.

I bet they're pissed. I would be... having to shiat in the can of beans I just ate out of somewhere in the Hindu Kush mountains and some dude in the US is about to do this.


He's Austrian...
 
2012-10-14 12:34:37 PM  
imageshack.us
 
2012-10-14 12:34:54 PM  

hershy799: Why the fark is this sponsored by Red Bull?
/Guy is crazy
//Good luck, we're all counting on you


not to mention didn't one of the heirs ran over a cop?
 
2012-10-14 12:35:15 PM  
Heat in the cabin is falling, wonder if he can bail out early
 
2012-10-14 12:35:33 PM  
Well, no one seems panicked, so the suit heat problem apparently isn't a big deal after all.
 
2012-10-14 12:35:39 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, --and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of --Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air...
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark or even eagle flew --
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

seems appropriate.


God's face is farking cold.
 
2012-10-14 12:35:39 PM  

bobbette: Marine1: BalugaJoe: Taliban are watching this.

I bet they're pissed. I would be... having to shiat in the can of beans I just ate out of somewhere in the Hindu Kush mountains and some dude in the US is about to do this.

He's Austrian...


That's not the part some bunghole in the Taliban is going to read.
 
2012-10-14 12:35:44 PM  

Tim Tebow: [imageshack.us image 850x371]


This is awesome.
 
2012-10-14 12:35:49 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder:
It's supposed to read km, not m.
And don't call me a dummy, dummy.


Nah that's the European way to write it. 19.669 would be written as 19,669 here, while 64.5 would be written there as 64,5.
 
2012-10-14 12:35:54 PM  

poonesfarm: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: poonesfarm: I like how they're calling this stunt a "mission".

If it works, the astronauts will have a high altitude escape option. I'm good with this being called a mission.

Okay, but if it doesn't work let's agree to call it a (failed, tragic) stunt.


This is proven technology. Been used for decades.
 
2012-10-14 12:36:17 PM  
Does anyone know what the delay is right now?

Wife and I are heading out to the mall, but are waiting for him to jump heh.
 
2012-10-14 12:36:18 PM  

drewogatory: Works in IE. Must be a Firefox thing.


Weird, I've been watching it in FF the whole time. At least it's working for you now.
 
2012-10-14 12:36:23 PM  
65k
 
2012-10-14 12:36:58 PM  

BeerBear: hershy799: Why the fark is this sponsored by Red Bull?
/Guy is crazy
//Good luck, we're all counting on you

not to mention didn't one of the heirs ran over a cop?


Well run over is if just bump, and so on this was 150meteres of run over then run away
 
2012-10-14 12:37:34 PM  

naughtyrev: Tim Tebow: [imageshack.us image 850x371]

This is awesome.


Thanks - mission control dude really reminds me of Milton.
 
2012-10-14 12:37:58 PM  

sure haven't: Does anyone know what the delay is right now?

Wife and I are heading out to the mall, but are waiting for him to jump heh.


Only half way up jump once over 120k feet.
 
2012-10-14 12:38:16 PM  

Marine1: bobbette: Marine1: BalugaJoe: Taliban are watching this.

I bet they're pissed. I would be... having to shiat in the can of beans I just ate out of somewhere in the Hindu Kush mountains and some dude in the US is about to do this.

He's Austrian...

That's not the part some bunghole in the Taliban is going to read.


Tell me more about the Taliban's extensive western media diet and their responses to major balloon events. You seem to have expertise in this subject. How did they react to Balloon Boy?
 
2012-10-14 12:38:21 PM  

sure haven't: Does anyone know what the delay is right now?

Wife and I are heading out to the mall, but are waiting for him to jump heh.


Ugh nevermind, just realized hes going up way more than I thought.
 
2012-10-14 12:38:34 PM  
It's pretty crazy.
The air is so thin up there that he hasn't got any typical skydiver methodologies for attitude control until he gets into denser air lower down. If he starts spinning the g-forces could kill him. Joe had some trouble with that, too.
 
2012-10-14 12:38:35 PM  
So when he gets to jumping height, how long is the jump down? Thats got to be a hell of a ride
 
2012-10-14 12:38:54 PM  
67 k now.

How long will it take until 120k? another hour?
 
2012-10-14 12:38:59 PM  
Ok, I watched it just fine for about an hour on Firefox and then started getting this "an error occurred please try again later" crap.

Tried Safari, Internet Explorer and Chrome and they all fail.

I'm still getting telemetry but no video.

Any ideas?

27+ MB connection here
 
2012-10-14 12:39:23 PM  

RealPDX: sure haven't: Does anyone know what the delay is right now?

Wife and I are heading out to the mall, but are waiting for him to jump heh.

Only half way up jump once over 120k feet.


Ah cool, thanks.
Wish I could DVR YouTube...
 
2012-10-14 12:40:00 PM  

bobbette: How did they react to Balloon Boy?


They tried to replicate the technology and it led to a series of tragic, yet hilarious, goat deaths.
 
2012-10-14 12:40:44 PM  
I am slightly disappointed that the capsule does not appear to have "this is the longerest step" on it anywhere
 
2012-10-14 12:41:11 PM  

Spanky3woods: Ok, I watched it just fine for about an hour on Firefox and then started getting this "an error occurred please try again later" crap.

Tried Safari, Internet Explorer and Chrome and they all fail.

I'm still getting telemetry but no video.

Any ideas?

27+ MB connection here


Happened to me, too. You can try streaming discovery channel. There are... ways.
 
2012-10-14 12:41:36 PM  
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Same here...no video with chrome
I wonder if they cut the feed at NM
 
2012-10-14 12:42:03 PM  

Homer Elmer: So when he gets to jumping height, how long is the jump down? Thats got to be a hell of a ride


About 5 minutes freefall.
 
2012-10-14 12:42:32 PM  

kendejo42: .
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Same here...no video with chrome
I wonder if they cut the feed at NM


Still streaming for me.
 
2012-10-14 12:42:39 PM  

Homer Elmer: So when he gets to jumping height, how long is the jump down? Thats got to be a hell of a ride


He'll be going supersonic.
The wiki on Joe's jump: "On August 16, 1960, he made the final jump, from the Excelsior III, at 102,800 feet (31,300 m).[2] Towing a small drogue parachute for initial stabilization, he fell for four minutes and 36 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 614 miles per hour (988 km/h)[4][5] before opening his parachute at 18,000 feet (5,500 m)."
 
2012-10-14 12:42:42 PM  
Still getting youtube stream off the redbull site here.
 
2012-10-14 12:42:53 PM  
Questions that I might have missed the answer to:
If he blacks out during the fall, is there a way to deploy his chute? Or would he be screwed at that point?
 
2012-10-14 12:43:26 PM  

naughtyrev: bobbette: How did they react to Balloon Boy?

They tried to replicate the technology and it led to a series of tragic, yet hilarious, goat deaths.


Is it bad that all I can think about now is "Just how many goat bladders would it take to do this?"
 
2012-10-14 12:43:32 PM  

NeoCortex42: Questions that I might have missed the answer to:
If he blacks out during the fall, is there a way to deploy his chute? Or would he be screwed at that point?


Chute will auto deploy if he blacks out
 
2012-10-14 12:43:32 PM  
My feed in Firefox is starting to get really "choppy". Probably just going to watch it on TV since that is the laziest solution.
 
2012-10-14 12:43:49 PM  

sure haven't: RealPDX: sure haven't: Does anyone know what the delay is right now?

Wife and I are heading out to the mall, but are waiting for him to jump heh.

Only half way up jump once over 120k feet.

Ah cool, thanks.
Wish I could DVR YouTube...


I'm sure someone will be selling the video before the day is out.
 
2012-10-14 12:43:59 PM  
I wish they would indicate if the suit heat has been sorted. The capsule temperature has been sitting steady around 53-54F but I have no idea what that means for his suit, since once he jumps he'll be exposed to -100F
 
2012-10-14 12:44:16 PM  
70,000 feet now. Almost to the height of one of his practice jumps.
 
2012-10-14 12:44:24 PM  

Ahhh_Ennui: kendejo42: .
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Same here...no video with chrome
I wonder if they cut the feed at NM

Still streaming for me.


No sound. Probably still troubleshooting the heating issue.Discovery just showed about a a minute of footage from the ground (?) then cut back to commercial. :( Little worried here.
 
2012-10-14 12:44:37 PM  
Just dropped below 1.00 psi outside the capsule. Some mighty thin air up there. Zoinks!
 
2012-10-14 12:45:26 PM  

sure haven't: RealPDX: sure haven't: Does anyone know what the delay is right now?

Wife and I are heading out to the mall, but are waiting for him to jump heh.

Only half way up jump once over 120k feet.

Ah cool, thanks.
Wish I could DVR YouTube...


Should be on the Discovery Channel, I think.
 
2012-10-14 12:45:54 PM  

Ahhh_Ennui: Ahhh_Ennui: kendejo42: .
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Same here...no video with chrome
I wonder if they cut the feed at NM

Still streaming for me.

No sound. Probably still troubleshooting the heating issue.Discovery just showed about a a minute of footage from the ground (?) then cut back to commercial. :( Little worried here.


It's back live.
 
2012-10-14 12:45:55 PM  

Swoop1809: I wish they would indicate if the suit heat has been sorted. The capsule temperature has been sitting steady around 53-54F but I have no idea what that means for his suit, since once he jumps he'll be exposed to -100F


His exposure won't last very long. If the cap stays relatively warm, might be able to get him high enough.
Risky business.
 
2012-10-14 12:46:23 PM  
So when he lands, are we going to find out it was David Blaine the whole time?
 
2012-10-14 12:46:49 PM  
He didn't lose cabin heat. He lost the heat that was supposed to be coming to his chest protector. The cabin temperature is holding pretty steady at just above 50 degrees F. I'm curious what they are doing to try to solve the problem since they have cut us out of the audio feed from mission control and haven't shown video from inside in quite a while.
 
2012-10-14 12:47:04 PM  
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Now they tweet that the live feed is out
 
2012-10-14 12:47:10 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Ahhh_Ennui: Ahhh_Ennui: kendejo42: .
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Same here...no video with chrome
I wonder if they cut the feed at NM

Still streaming for me.

No sound. Probably still troubleshooting the heating issue.Discovery just showed about a a minute of footage from the ground (?) then cut back to commercial. :( Little worried here.

It's back live.


Whew.
 
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