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A mission to the edge of space

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Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space, will attempt to transcend human limits that have existed for 50 years. Supported by a team of experts Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground. His attempt to dare atmospheric limits holds the potential to provide valuable medical and scientific research data for future pioneers.

The Red Bull Stratos team brings together the world's leading minds in aerospace medicine, engineering, pressure suit development, capsule creation and balloon fabrication. It includes retired United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Kittinger, who holds three of the records Felix will strive to break.

Joe's record jump from 102,800 ft in 1960 was during a time when no one knew if a human could survive a jump from the edge of space. Joe was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and had already taken a balloon to 97,000 feet in Project ManHigh and survived a drogue mishap during a jump from 76,400 feet in Excelsior I. The Excelsior III mission was his 33rd parachute jump.

Although researching extremes was part of the program's goals, setting records wasn't the mission's purpose. Joe ascended in helium balloon launched from the back of a truck. He wore a pressurized suit on the way up in an open, unpressurized gondola. Scientific data captured from Joe's jump was shared with U.S. research personnel for development of the space program. Today Felix and his specialized team hope to take what was learned from Joe's jumps more than 50 years ago and press forward to test the edge of the human envelope.




POTENTIAL BENCHMARKS

- Reaching supersonic speed in freefall: First person to achieve the speed of sound (Mach 1) in freefall without mechanical assistance. Speed estimated to be about 690 miles per hour at point of breaking sound barrier; acceleration could continue to more than Mach 1.1 (previous record: 614 miles per hour, Mach 0.9).
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I'm totally fascinated by this. Can you imagine the guy can achieve MACH 1 ...

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Old 08.10.2012, 16:21
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I don't think that is possible. What about terminal velocity? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_velocity
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I don't think that is possible. What about terminal velocity? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_velocity
Very little atmosphere at that altitude. Maybe you should read your own links.
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I don't think that is possible. What about terminal velocity? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_velocity
OMG. They planned it for years and LiB has to find out that it's not possible. What is the terminal velocity in freefall in water?
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Re: A mission to the edge of space

LiB probably loaned the guy some aluminum underpants to protect his manhood from melting during re-entry.
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OMG. They planned it for years and LiB has to find out that it's not possible. What is the terminal velocity in freefall in water?
African or European?
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Very little atmosphere at that altitude. Maybe you should read your own links.
...ya, now everybody's a friggin scientist
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OMG. They planned it for years and LiB has to find out that it's not possible. What is the terminal velocity in freefall in water?
..yup, I bet you 100CHF, that it's not going to work.

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....please, they're titanium.
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Re: A mission to the edge of space

I think that terminal velocity is the least of his problems. The landing is the important bit
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Re: A mission to the edge of space

Excellent article in NY Times: Daredevil Sets Sight on a 22-Mile Fall.
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Re: A mission to the edge of space

Apparently, he will have observers on his descent.

I wasn't aware, until viewing a report on brekky tele that he's jumping over, and down to, Roswell.
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Re: A mission to the edge of space

Take off could be in about an hour. They have about a two and a half hour weather window.

The video of this will be shown with a 20 second delay, in case there is an accident
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Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space, will attempt to transcend human limits that have existed for 50 years. Supported by a team of experts Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground. His attempt to dare atmospheric limits holds the potential to provide valuable medical and scientific research data for future pioneers.

The Red Bull Stratos team brings together the world's leading minds in aerospace medicine, engineering, pressure suit development, capsule creation and balloon fabrication. It includes retired United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Kittinger, who holds three of the records Felix will strive to break.

Joe's record jump from 102,800 ft in 1960 was during a time when no one knew if a human could survive a jump from the edge of space. Joe was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and had already taken a balloon to 97,000 feet in Project ManHigh and survived a drogue mishap during a jump from 76,400 feet in Excelsior I. The Excelsior III mission was his 33rd parachute jump.

Although researching extremes was part of the program's goals, setting records wasn't the mission's purpose. Joe ascended in helium balloon launched from the back of a truck. He wore a pressurized suit on the way up in an open, unpressurized gondola. Scientific data captured from Joe's jump was shared with U.S. research personnel for development of the space program. Today Felix and his specialized team hope to take what was learned from Joe's jumps more than 50 years ago and press forward to test the edge of the human envelope.




POTENTIAL BENCHMARKS

- Reaching supersonic speed in freefall: First person to achieve the speed of sound (Mach 1) in freefall without mechanical assistance. Speed estimated to be about 690 miles per hour at point of breaking sound barrier; acceleration could continue to more than Mach 1.1 (previous record: 614 miles per hour, Mach 0.9).
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I'm totally fascinated by this. Can you imagine the guy can achieve MACH 1 ...

https://www.redbullcontentpool.com/c..._edge_of_space
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...ya, now everybody's a friggin scientist
..yup, I bet you 100CHF, that it's not going to work.
Captain Joseph Kittinger (USAF) did this in 1960. Why wouldn't it work?
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Captain Joseph Kittinger (USAF) did this in 1960. Why wouldn't it work?
To reach Mach1?
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To reach Mach1?
I think he broke Mach 1, but it wasn't properly documented, so it never became official. Also, astronauts routinely orbit the earth (outside the spacecraft) at speeds much higher than Mach 1. The lack of an atmosphere in either case makes things that are dependent upon air (like sound) much less relevant...
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I think he broke Mach 1, but it wasn't properly documented, so it never became official. Also, astronauts routinely orbit the earth (outside the spacecraft) at speeds much higher than Mach 1. The lack of an atmosphere in either case makes things that are dependent upon air (like sound) much less relevant...
Right, you set up some rollercoaster on stereoids and forget to record the peak velocity reached? Maybe the meter just broke.
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Right, you set up some rollercoaster on stereoids and forget to record the peak velocity reached? Maybe the meter just broke.
Name something complex where *everything* worked correctly the first time it was tried.
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Re: A mission to the edge of space

seems like redbull.tv is timing out. For all the money and endorsements they spend, they forgot to buy enough bandwidth.
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Re: A mission to the edge of space

Actually, he did break the speed of sound, according to this website
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Re: A mission to the edge of space

This has been delayed until at least 19.30 due to weather conditions (17.30 GMT)

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...ya, now everybody's a friggin scientist
..yup, I bet you 100CHF, that it's not going to work.


....please, they're titanium.
No scientist hier ,but what speed does the spacelab has when they beform a space walk.Bet is on

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