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skydive from hell

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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: September 29, 2012 11:34AM

Felix Baumgartner plans to leap from just under 23 miles above the Earth's surface on October 8th, in what will be the world's highest ever skydive. A helium balloon will carry the Austrian to an altitude of 120,000 feet. His jump will break both a 52 year sky-diving record and the sound barrier.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: September 29, 2012 03:36PM

WOW! I hope he makes it. Sound barrier sounds like a physical challenge for sure. Hope he's got a LOT of shock absorbing material in the suit.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: September 29, 2012 07:08PM

BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: September 29, 2012 11:03PM

The numbers are wrong in the article:

[www.aerospaceweb.org]

He only got to Mach 0.8066 not "almost" Mach 0.9 if you run it thru a calculator.

Also the actual sound barrier is going to be somewhat different at different temperatures and humidity and not exactly 768 MPH and that number is only approximate for dry air at sea level at 68 F. Either way, I wouldn't want to be breaking the sound barrier with my body, even in a space suit.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 29/09/2012 11:08PM by BlahX3.
Brother Ben Report This Comment
Date: September 30, 2012 08:16AM

Skydive from hell or do you mean Skydive from heaven?
pulse Report This Comment
Date: October 01, 2012 04:39AM

If you break the sound barrier and shout backwards does that mean you can't hear yourself scream?
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 01, 2012 09:55AM

[www.youtube.com]#!
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 14, 2012 01:09PM

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