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Skydiver aims to break sound barrier in free fall

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Launch is a go in 45 mins :D
I have no RSS setup, where are you seeing that. Last I read it was on hold, winds were over 5mph... what a PUSSY! :laugh:
 
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on the website :p there was a countdown timer
 
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launch in 8 mins!

5 mins !
 
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No idea...

Pre launch video is playing now... here we go :D

oohh and now there is sound :D
 
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They need to stick a GoPro Helmet cam on this guy!

 
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whats with the background audio :S is it from inside the pod or?


JESUS big wind gust lol..




they just aborted.... :(
 
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LAME! :(


stayed up waiting for this lol....

its 4 am here.
 
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Red Bull gives you wings, unless it's too windy :roll:
 
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Will they re-attempt or has this been canceled?
 
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they are going to try again tomorrow :O
 
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I have jumped out of more than 30 planes in my lifetime. Not a single time was the wind below 4 mph. It almost feels like they want it to fail.

I am not sure I understand why they are worried about ground winds anyway, I have jumped many times in excess of 10 mph.
 
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EDIT: Sorry my post was peant as a response to this one:

So as the density increases so does the speed of sound. I get what you saying but hes not jumping from the Thermospere. He jumping where there is air density. Just not much and the tempature is -70F there. Hes gonna hit 80F pretty damn quick. ALSO does he have any propulsion?


Look at the graph again. The attempt is (was?) to jump from 23 miles or 36 km. That's where density is close to 0 and speed of sound is the lowest at 300 m/s (except in thermosphere). Down to 10 km speed of sound is even lower (~290 m/s) and density is still less than 1/3 compared to sea level.

He has about 26 km to reach 300 m/s and he will make it.
 
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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe...omparison_US_standard_atmosphere_1962.svg.png

Look at the graph again. The attempt is (was?) to jump from 23 miles or 36 km. That's where density is close to 0 and speed of sound is the lowest at 300 m/s (except in thermosphere). Down to 10 km speed of sound is even lower (~290 m/s) and density is still less than 1/3 compared to sea level.

He has about 26 km to reach 300 m/s and he will make it.
They have some very smart people working on this project. Those very smart individuals say 690 mp/h. No amount of graph reading I learned in the 6th grade will make me think I know more than them.

A caveat to that is maybe he is trying to break the sound barrier in an environment that is close to that of the surface.
 
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They have some very smart people working on this project. Those very smart individuals say 690 mp/h. No amount of graph reading I learned in the 6th grade will make me think I know more than them.

A caveat to that is maybe he is trying to break the sound barrier in an environment that is close to that of the surface.
300 m/s is close enough to 690 mph that it's basically the same.
 
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They have some very smart people working on this project. Those very smart individuals say 690 mp/h. No amount of graph reading I learned in the 6th grade will make me think I know more than them.

A caveat to that is maybe he is trying to break the sound barrier in an environment that is close to that of the surface.
the ground wind could wreak havok on takeoff... and it will change where it will land.... i dont think he can change course once he takes off.
 

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What a PUSSY! Just take the thing up and jump! Really afraid of 5mp winds? YOU WILL BE GOING FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF SOUND DIPSTICK! WTF????
 
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There is very little air up there. And sound needs a medium to travel in. And less air means less friction.
 

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What a PUSSY! Just take the thing up and jump! Really afraid of 5mp winds? YOU WILL BE GOING FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF SOUND DIPSTICK! WTF????
that small amt can shift him off his bearing and course, heck he dont make it he either slams into the ground or some other structure or mountain.

He might aswell jump out of a Dragonlady or A12
 
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Sunday is the next attempt:

The next weather window for Felix Baumgartner and Red Bull Stratos opens on Sunday Oct 14 - a three day pre-alert as well as daily weather updates will follow and lead into the next launch day.