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

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

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:54 am

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Re: Parchute Jumper, He's live right now..

PostBy: Ed.A On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:09 pm

Very cool! Thanks for the link
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PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:11 pm

How high is he going to go before he jumps?
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Re: Parchute Jumper, He's live right now..

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:15 pm

lsayre wrote:How high is he going to go before he jumps?



25 miles I think..
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Re: Parchute Jumper, He's live right now..

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:19 pm

Somewhere around 110K to 120K, I forget exactly. Record is 102K



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

On August 16, 1960, he made the final jump, from the Excelsior III, at 102,800 feet (31,300 m).[2] Towing a small drogue parachute for initial stabilization, he fell for four minutes and 36 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 614 miles per hour (988 km/h)[4][5] before opening his parachute at 18,000 feet (5,500 m). Pressurization for his right glove malfunctioned during the ascent, and his right hand swelled to twice its normal size.[6][7] He set historical numbers for highest balloon ascent, highest parachute jump, longest drogue-fall (four minutes), and fastest speed by a human being through the atmosphere.[8] These are still current USAF records, but were not submitted for aerospace world records to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).[9]



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PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:26 pm

I heard he will try to break the sound barrier. I don't know how that works in the rarified atmosphere that far up. Not much wind resistance. Amazing. I sport parachuted twice in my life, static line, always mean to do it again but the last time was 1993 :shock:
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:40 pm

The jump will be from about 120K. I wonder how high you could go?
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PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:50 pm

i bet Alice Kramden knows! bang zoom........ :lol:
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Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:01 pm

Looks like he's going 40 feet a second up, I predict he jumps at 1:15
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:14 pm

Well, I'm not even close. LOL
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Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:18 pm

1:30 to 1:45 pm. He seems to slowed down a bit. For a while there he was moving at 40+ feet per sec. Now he seems to be moving around 20 fps. Just heard he is moving over 1000 ft per min. WOW... Just wow......
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Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: mkline On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:21 pm

It's also being televised on Discovery Channel.


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

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:26 pm

He's really slowing down..
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PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:23 pm

he did it 8-)
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Re: Parachute Jump from Edge of Space, He's live right now..

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:24 pm

Awesome! What a spectacular event. I'll get a Red Bull to celebrate. Now when I get out of my truck I'll pretend it's a 24 mile step :D
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