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Felix Baumgartner high altitude skydive

  1. Mar 16, 2012 #1
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  3. Mar 17, 2012 #2

    Danger

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    Re: could somebody start a thread on Felix Baumgartner

    You just did...
     
  4. Mar 17, 2012 #3

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    Re: could somebody start a thread on Felix Baumgartner

    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/sl...ecord-setting-skydiver-plans-23-mile-15546673

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Baumgartner

    http://news.yahoo.com/record-seeking-skydiver-makes-13-mile-test-jump-233204849.html
    Some video on BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17410044

    Video of Roswell jump
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/new...-Baumgartner-completes-Roswell-test-jump.html


    RedBullStratos page - http://www.redbullstratos.com/
     
  5. Mar 17, 2012 #4
    Re: could somebody start a thread on Felix Baumgartner

    yea.. i kinda did.
    I think i should start another one: how does one delete a pointless thread in PF?
    hmm..
    its just that the idea of throwing yourself to earth at 37km with nothing but a pressure suit (and a parachute that only opens when you break the sound barrier) seems fantastic
     
  6. Mar 17, 2012 #5
    Re: could somebody start a thread on Felix Baumgartner

    nice link, thanks!

    37 lbs?! they said a thin pressure suit
     
  7. Mar 17, 2012 #6
    Re: could somebody start a thread on Felix Baumgartner

    could somebody add a reply to this thread on Felix Baumgart
     
  8. Mar 18, 2012 #7

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    Re: could somebody start a thread on Felix Baumgartner

    It's not at all pointless. Contrarywise, it's quite interesting. I was just making a funny about your choice of phrasing. Coincidentally, the first that I heard of this was on "Daily Planet" an hour or so before reading your post.
     
  9. Mar 18, 2012 #8
    I've seen the Joe Kittinger video on YouTube about 100 times, it's amazing :)

    I'm happy to hear about this, and I look forward to seeing some good footage from the big jump!
     
  10. Mar 18, 2012 #9
    Will he have to breathe oxygen for 2 hours to prep for this like the current record holder, or will his pressure suit keep him from getting decompression sickness? I'm fully intrigued by the idea of a astronaut being able to make reentry in only a suit, but a long prep time detracts from the usefulness somewhat (though starting from space and coming down isn't the same as going up first unsheltered).
     
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