Man leaps from perfectly good capsule @ 120,000 feet and lives !

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  1. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Tele-Holic

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    120,000 =22 miles
    breaks the sound barrier = 767.269 Mach 1.00
    Mount Everest = 29,029′
    :eek: yow!
     
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    I watched it on TV when it happened. I love stuff like that.
     
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    Id do that!
     
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    how do you regain control after spinning out of control for the first minute?? that's nuts...

    and this was only the second longest freefall??
     
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    Don't forget that over 50 years before Baumgartner, USAF Col. Joe Kittinger jumped from 103,000 feet. He had far less sophisticated technology to back him up. In my mind, a more courageous feat.
     
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    In the world of psycho-therapy would this be considered risk taking behavior?
     
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    braver than I!
    patato , pow-tay toe
     
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    Watching TV? Short term, no. Long term, yes, there is a significant risk of obesity and cardiovascular desease.
     
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    Impressive. The SpaceStation is at 160 nm, but a space jump from that elevation requires thermal protection, because you will achieve a much faster velocity before hitting the atmosphere, at which point aeroheating becomes a major issue, and still is a defining design challenge for re-entry vehicles and capsules.
     
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    I remember when this happened, and I watched it live. IIRC, he broke the record for highest altitude jumped from, but I think he failed to break the record for longest (as in time-wise) free fall because he and his crew played it safe. His visor fogged up and he had no visual confirmation of his altitude – instruments and radio contact only. So he opened the 'chute earlier than he "needed" to.

    I remember all the commentary beforehand was that the greatest danger was him entering an uncontrollable spin at high altitude (very little air to "swim" through made it hard to control his orientation). This could fling all his blood to the outside of his body, causing him to pass out. I remember him spinning a lot at first, and thinking to myself, "Oh ****; this dude is gonna bite the big one on live TV."
     
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    I watched this when it aired live. There was a BBC documentary on it. Kittinger was an advisor to him and admitted he did it ‘blindly’ under immense pressure and felt it’s true purpose was a propaganda tool.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Nice to see pat ourselves on the back.
    We don't have many of those human/world accomplishment days anymore.
    At least in the non-biological, non-data driven world.
    Dark matter discoveries do not count..
     
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