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Skydiver aims to break sound barrier in free fall

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Sasqui, Oct 2, 2012.

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    I wonder if they have calculated the chances that he will actually be able to jump. According to their restrictions, it seems like he could try 20 times before finally getting a chance.
     
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    Got to see this
     
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    so on whose dime is this guy doing it on?
     
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    To be honest, this is something I've dreamed of doing myself(not breaking the sound barrier, but free-falling from space/very high in the stratosphere through our atmosphere.) Good to see someone's finally attempting it.
     
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    I did it once out of the back of a pickup truck in an Avocado field. Felt like I was never gonna hit the ground.......but I did.........over and over again.

    I wonder how many times its gonna take this guy to get up there.
     
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    There's nothing impressive about the speed of sound. Even entire Solar System moves with 240 km/s velocity :p
     
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    Funny, I did indoor skydiving this past weekend, a total of 5 minutes of "flight" - it was awesome. Going so high that you need a spacesuit is different, but I'd welcome it too if my bones we soft enough, lol.

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    every been by a sonic boom and i dont mean a small one either
     
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    sonic rainboom
     
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    Guy's going up NOW! On Discovery Channel Live!
     
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    I hope it dosent get "windy" again,lol.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    LOL I do not think there is much wind were he is now.
     
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    There is but it dosent look like they are going to abort it.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Too late to abort now! :eek:
     
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    Damn its gonna take him a while to get to 36.8 KM.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    I wonder just how bad he has to take a crap once he jumps out. :twitch::eek:

    Here are some screen shots the first one was low res the other 3 are HD.
     

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    A pic of my old home. I love NM it is so nice there.
     

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    So the only place space has for human endeavors is under the extreme sports category.

    Well at least that's something.
     

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