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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by tap4154, Oct 14, 2012.
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He did it!!!
That was AMAZING!
Cool. I wonder why he didn't break the record for longest freefall time. The old guy keeps that record. Was it because he was travelling much faster than the 60's jump so he covered more distance faster therefore he spent less time freefalling? Strange.
Aw. He already landed. I missed it.
But good job. 1 big fall for a man, 1 giant plummet for mankind.
He said his face shield was fogging up bad. Maybe he deployed early because he couldn't see his instruments or ground? Just guessing...
thanks for the entertainment tap!
Yeah, that crossed my mind too. That seems like a logical reason for maybe pulling the chute a little earlier than planned
I don't get the point...the guy who did it in the 60s went past the speed of sound, so the only real reason was to be higher?
Edited to add: I guess he did break the barrier
Baumgartner reached an estimated speed of 1,342.8 km/h (Mach 1.24) jumping from the stratosphere, which when certified will make him the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall and set several other records* while delivering valuable data for future space exploration.
He`s done it ! awesome.
Gravity wins yet again.
Journey to the Edge of the Earth
Long way down...
An amazing bit of perspective from Neil deGrasse Tyson:
"About that edge-of-space jump: A corresponding fall to a schoolroom globe begins 1 millimeter above its surface."
So, take a standard globe of the Earth and lay a dime flat on its surface. Baumgartner fell from less than that height. It's still an incredible feat -- the record height, breaking the sound barrier; men have died attempting less -- but this makes you realize it's not such a small world after all. And space is really, really big.
I think Depends adult undergarments would have been a more appropriate sponsor than Red Bull.
It's like stacking nearly three million dollars worth of dimes in a column on the surface of the earth and then jumping off the top of the stack!
I still donot think he is the first. The Air Force guy who did it in the 60s broke the sound barrier.