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(Red Bull)   Wind is great, balloon inflated, all is a go. Link to live stream of Red Bull Stratos   (redbullstratos.com) divider line 997
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2012-10-14 04:12:45 PM  
The fact that "Mission Control" was in Roswell, NM. cracked me up.
 
2012-10-14 04:20:53 PM  

Cyno01: Electromax: Today was a big win for science.

How so? Serious question, i mean it was awesome and all, but what scientific ground was really broken?


I was just laughing a when the old announcer guy said that exact quote. He sounded like a dork.
 
2012-10-14 04:27:01 PM  
what? he didn't land on the puffy clouds?? the ones where the angels sit??
 
2012-10-14 04:30:18 PM  
sounds like press conference is about to start
 
2012-10-14 04:31:50 PM  
BTW press conference is starting in a few minutes
 
2012-10-14 04:32:48 PM  

cretinbob: Go to Dayton, OH and visit the Air Force Museum at WPAFB.



Thanks for sharing that pic. I visited the museum last year -- missed seeing that.

But, hell, there is simply so much there it's impossible to take it all in in one visit.
 
2012-10-14 04:32:50 PM  
WHAR MOHAWK GUY WHAR
 
2012-10-14 04:33:18 PM  
So they have said for hours.
 
And applause.
 
2012-10-14 04:37:53 PM  

BassChild: On a related note...am I the only one that noticed the two cute girls kissing in the foreground when they showed Baumgartner's family celebrating?


Yeah what the hell, that was the best part.
 
2012-10-14 04:38:26 PM  
Mach 1.24!!!
 
2012-10-14 04:38:34 PM  
Mach 1.24. Damn.
 
2012-10-14 04:39:35 PM  
His freefall, 119,000 feet....Kittinger jumped from 103,000 feet...
 
2012-10-14 04:41:22 PM  
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-14 04:43:35 PM  
So on the anniversary of Chuck Yeager's first supersonic flight we have the first supersonic freefall. Bonus, the freefall's top speed was faster than Yeager's.
 
2012-10-14 04:48:29 PM  
Felix played with two of the deadliest bastards around, sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.
He's fortunate to walk away in one piece.
 
2012-10-14 04:50:55 PM  

WhyteRaven74: So on the anniversary of Chuck Yeager's first supersonic flight we have the first supersonic freefall. Bonus, the freefall's top speed was faster than Yeager's.


That is seriously cool.
 
2012-10-14 05:05:35 PM  

WhyteRaven74: So on the anniversary of Chuck Yeager's first supersonic flight we have the first supersonic freefall. Bonus, the freefall's top speed was faster than Yeager's.


2.bp.blogspot.com
That's Hot!
 
2012-10-14 05:06:39 PM  

Team Coors Light: If you missed it, here is a link from the good ol' BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19943590


Not the best quality, but the best I could find...

/can't find it on any 'Mericun news sites...hrumph


If you go to the youtube link, all 8 hours of the broadcast are archived for playback.

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

The jump is right about hour 5.
 
2012-10-14 05:11:45 PM  

tjassen: Team Coors Light: If you missed it, here is a link from the good ol' BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19943590


Not the best quality, but the best I could find...

/can't find it on any 'Mericun news sites...hrumph

If you go to the youtube link, all 8 hours of the broadcast are archived for playback.

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

The jump is right about hour 5.


Denied. "This video is private: Sorry about that."
 
2012-10-14 05:13:01 PM  
And it looks like he's got the record!

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

Link
 
2012-10-14 05:31:28 PM  
Superman, your move.
 
2012-10-14 05:33:15 PM  

indylaw: tjassen: Team Coors Light: If you missed it, here is a link from the good ol' BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19943590


Not the best quality, but the best I could find...

/can't find it on any 'Mericun news sites...hrumph

If you go to the youtube link, all 8 hours of the broadcast are archived for playback.

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

The jump is right about hour 5.

Denied. "This video is private: Sorry about that."


Weird... worked for me before. Then again that was right after the press conference... they must have switched it. Too bad. I'm sure the footage will pop up somewhere soon.
 
2012-10-14 05:33:32 PM  

indylaw: Denied. "This video is private: Sorry about that."


damn was hoping they'd keep the whole thing up
 
2012-10-14 05:38:09 PM  
Weirder still (well, not really).
I still have the tab open from when I was watching earlier... still streams for me.
But if I open a new tab/window with the link goes to private.
 
2012-10-14 05:53:19 PM  
Neil deGrasse Tyson
@neiltyson
The "Edge of Space" jump: A corresponding fall to a schoolroom globe begins 1 millimeter above its surface. I'm just saying.
 
2012-10-14 06:05:24 PM  
Having learned the importance of rolling up my car windows before exceeding 130 MPH, why doesn't that kind of airspeed just rip his arms or head off?
 
2012-10-14 06:25:54 PM  

CowboyUpCowgirlDown: Having learned the importance of rolling up my car windows before exceeding 130 MPH, why doesn't that kind of airspeed just rip his arms or head off?


I'd guess his special suit.
 
2012-10-14 06:26:45 PM  

Idoto: Neil deGrasse Tyson
@neiltyson
The "Edge of Space" jump: A corresponding fall to a schoolroom globe begins 1 millimeter above its surface. I'm just saying.


NdGT, keepin' it real!
 
2012-10-14 06:27:11 PM  

CowboyUpCowgirlDown: Having learned the importance of rolling up my car windows before exceeding 130 MPH, why doesn't that kind of airspeed just rip his arms or head off?


Because the air is thin so the wind speed doesn't feel more than 120mph.
 
2012-10-14 06:27:26 PM  
Can Joe Biden go next?
 
2012-10-14 06:33:44 PM  

Idoto: Neil deGrasse Tyson
@neiltyson
The "Edge of Space" jump: A corresponding fall to a schoolroom globe begins 1 millimeter above its surface. I'm just saying.


i.qkme.me
 
2012-10-14 06:44:15 PM  

LoneDoggie: Idoto: Neil deGrasse Tyson
@neiltyson
The "Edge of Space" jump: A corresponding fall to a schoolroom globe begins 1 millimeter above its surface. I'm just saying.

NdGT, keepin' it real!


Sounds more like he's being a Debbie Downer and a real Richard Head. He's mad because people were actually inspired by this jump.
 
2012-10-14 06:45:51 PM  

soupbone: LoneDoggie: Idoto: Neil deGrasse Tyson
@neiltyson
The "Edge of Space" jump: A corresponding fall to a schoolroom globe begins 1 millimeter above its surface. I'm just saying.

NdGT, keepin' it real!

Sounds more like he's being a Debbie Downer and a real Richard Head. He's mad because people were actually inspired by this jump.


Yeah, not classy, NdT.

And "just saying" is a phrase that should die in a farking fire.
 
2012-10-14 07:22:04 PM  
Damn, I'm sorry I missed this earlier. I've been looking forward to watching it.

Way to go Felix. I'm glad that there are still people out there willing to push the envelope just because. Also very cool that Kittinger was/is still around to be in on the planning & helping things go down (so to speak).

/I suppose it is also good that it's so expensive so that any copycat goofballs are really thinned out before getting too high off of the ground....
 
2012-10-14 08:27:54 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-14 08:31:03 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: [i.imgur.com image 850x1274]


What a great image!
 
2012-10-14 08:42:56 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: [i.imgur.com image 850x1274]


Don't upset that capsule, cuz it's his mom.
 
2012-10-14 09:36:39 PM  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Piantanida

Some where Nick is smiling and thinking "I knew it could be done".
 
2012-10-14 09:36:53 PM  
A compilation is out already with some views from the suit camera.
 
2012-10-14 09:50:28 PM  
1000th!
 
2012-10-14 10:48:22 PM  
Moss covered three han.... Oh wrong thread.
 
2012-10-14 10:57:27 PM  
bobbette: Red Bull sponsors all kinds of extreme shiat, although this might be the most dramatic to date.

I was at the Miramar Air Show watching their sponsored pilot do crazy shiat while their sponsored parachutist was doing crazy shiat in another state (the announcers were announcing the status of the balloon jump every now and then).
 
2012-10-14 11:19:12 PM  
i290.photobucket.com

also reminds me of....

assets.sbnation.com
 
2012-10-15 04:23:36 AM  
Helmet cam footage: http://www.geenstijl.nl/
 
2012-10-15 01:23:41 PM  

daRog: [i.imgur.com image 400x218]


+10
 
2012-10-15 07:54:20 PM  
Just did some simple math, if you free fall 119,000ft in 4.2min, your average speed is 443ft/s. Now if you started at 128,000ft above the Earth, and something goes wrong when you pull your rip chord with 9,000ft to go, you have about 20 seconds left before you hit the ground and presumably, less than that if it takes a bit for your chute to open.

Estimating 4 seconds for the chute to open, and needing 3
seconds to decelerate from 443ft/s to 50ft/s, which would be about 4G's on the body, Felix Baumgartner gave himself a window of about 13 seconds if something had gone wrong with his first chute and needed to detach it and pull his reserve chute.

13 Seconds.

"You don't concentrate on risks, you concentrate on results" ~ Chuck Yeager
 
2012-10-16 01:43:48 AM  

Lekneh: Just did some simple math, if you free fall 119,000ft in 4.2min, your average speed is 443ft/s. Now if you started at 128,000ft above the Earth, and something goes wrong when you pull your rip chord with 9,000ft to go, you have about 20 seconds left before you hit the ground and presumably, less than that if it takes a bit for your chute to open.

Estimating 4 seconds for the chute to open, and needing 3
seconds to decelerate from 443ft/s to 50ft/s, which would be about 4G's on the body, Felix Baumgartner gave himself a window of about 13 seconds if something had gone wrong with his first chute and needed to detach it and pull his reserve chute.

13 Seconds.

"You don't concentrate on risks, you concentrate on results" ~ Chuck Yeager


That's actually less than I thought it would be. Though your math is a bit off.

His freefall was 119,846 feet (or 22.7 miles) according to the post-jump press conference

His freefall time was 4 minutes, 19 seconds or 4.31 minutes or 259 seconds (from the linked site for this thread)

His average freefall velocity was 462.728 ft/s or 315.495 mph.

128,100 feet (his starting altitude) - 119,846 = 8254 feet or 1.56 miles

Just some crude math says that in truth, he might have had a 10 second window (still longer than I would think). But he was equipped with a parachute that was set to deploy automatically at 2000 feet.
 
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