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SteelerEmpire
05-22-2010, 09:43 AM
I'll have to tune in for this one... LINK: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/05/21/supersonic.skydive/index.html?hpt=T3

GoSlash27
05-22-2010, 10:25 AM
"This is what we want to find out: What happens to the human body when it breaks the speed of sound," Baumgartner said. "That's a big question mark."

Funny, most "daredevils" are actually highly safety-conscious and won't attempt something they're not confident they can pull off. This guy seems hazardous to his own health. I wish him luck and recommend that he not open a savings account. :noidea:

GoSlash27
05-22-2010, 10:31 AM
Also, they mention but don't expound upon the difference between reentry from a standstill and reentry from orbital speeds. Even if he pulls this off, it fails to answer the question.
Seems kinda dumb to risk your neck in those circumstances. I recommend sending Buster first.
http://tvmedia.ign.com/tv/image/article/838/838018/mythbusters-jamie-buster-adam_1196205207.jpg

7SteelGal43
05-22-2010, 11:07 AM
Also, they mention but don't expound upon the difference between reentry from a standstill and reentry from orbital speeds. Even if he pulls this off, it fails to answer the question.
Seems kinda dumb to risk your neck in those circumstances. I recommend sending Buster first.

Buster FTW :hatsoff:

MACH1
05-22-2010, 01:04 PM
Could give new meaning to "blaze of glory".

Godfather
05-22-2010, 01:39 PM
This has been done from 102,000 feet and that was 50 years ago.

By the way, he'll be able to see 425 miles from up there (assuming a clear day).

tony hipchest
05-22-2010, 02:09 PM
AWESOME! im assuming this will take place at spaceport ica, so it may be worth the hour and a half drive to see it in person.

This has been done from 102,000 feet and that was 50 years ago.

By the way, he'll be able to see 425 miles from up there (assuming a clear day). i dont know. i think he'd be able to see the ocean from NM. he will be 20 miles up. at pikes peak, which is 3 miles high, you can see 8 different states and here at our peak (12,000') you can see into TX, AZ and mexico.

i posted this link a while back that gives a pretty good idea of what he will be looking at at 93,000 ft.-

http://space.1337arts.com/flight

urgle burgle
05-22-2010, 02:12 PM
stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door. wish him well. just makes sure he jumps when the light is green and not red.

Godfather
05-22-2010, 06:34 PM
AWESOME! im assuming this will take place at spaceport ica, so it may be worth the hour and a half drive to see it in person.

i dont know. i think he'd be able to see the ocean from NM. he will be 20 miles up. at pikes peak, which is 3 miles high, you can see 8 different states and here at our peak (12,000') you can see into TX, AZ and mexico.

i posted this link a while back that gives a pretty good idea of what he will be looking at at 93,000 ft.-

http://space.1337arts.com/flight

Interesting. I was going by a distance to the horizon calculator.

MasterOfPuppets
05-22-2010, 08:38 PM
Could give new meaning to "blaze of glory".
:chuckle:
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Galax Steeler
05-27-2010, 05:28 AM
I just now saw this he is my hero if he makes it or not.:bowdown: