Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:25 pm

Yes he did, they haven't said anything about the sound barrier yet but the indicator on the TV looked like it was around there.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:26 pm

I almost think he purposely didnt take the longest free fall time from Kittinger. If that was the case it was a really great thing to do for him. That was an incredible feat. Glad things went so well.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:28 pm

Richard S. wrote:Yes he did, they haven't said anything about the sound barrier yet but the indicator on the TV looked like it was around there.



The indicator showed 725MPH WOW should be plenty enough at that altitude. I wonder if he would feel the soundwave.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer


Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:36 pm

Wow.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:54 pm

OUTSTANDING---nice post grumpy :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:04 pm

Flyer5 wrote:I almost think he purposely didnt take the longest free fall time from Kittinger. If that was the case it was a really great thing to do for him. That was an incredible feat. Glad things went so well.


I was wondering that myself because obviously he could of done it.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:08 pm

Richard S. wrote:
Flyer5 wrote:I almost think he purposely didnt take the longest free fall time from Kittinger. If that was the case it was a really great thing to do for him. That was an incredible feat. Glad things went so well.


I was wondering that myself because obviously he could of done it.



Either that or Kittinger was yelling " pull the chute,Pull the chute" LOL :lol:
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:59 pm

Did he officially exceed 761 MPH and break the sound barrier?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:08 pm

lsayre wrote:Did he officially exceed 761 MPH and break the sound barrier?



Not official yet, and thanks Fred..
grumpy
 

Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:13 pm

The speed of sound changes as you move thru the atmosphere. At 100,000 Ft, the sound barrrier is around 690 mph.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:14 pm

Does the speed of sound vary with altitude or atmospheric pressure, with temperature, humidity, (etc...), or is is a constant?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:25 pm

The speed of sound is affected by temperature. Where the air is colder, sound travels more slowly
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:31 pm

I wonder if he went Boom..
grumpy
 

Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:41 pm

HuffPo says its official, he broke the sound barrier:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/1 ... 65498.html
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:45 pm

Chris was right, this article got beyond me in the first paragraph:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_sound

looks like he did it:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/14/us/skydiv ... index.html

I was thinking he lost the longest freefall record due to his fogged visor, he deployed at about a mile up.
Dann757