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Red Bull Stratos - a jump from 120,000 feet above earth

Discussion in 'Announcements & Open Forum' started by Dude111, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

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    www.youtube.com/watch?v=raiFrxbHxV0



    Wow just amazing...... How did he survive the air pressure changes??
     

  2. Captain Kilowatt

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    Did you see his suit? It is basically a space suit.
     
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    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    Free fall at over mach 1.25! I wonder if he experienced the shock wave? Or was the air too thin.
     
  4. Captain Kilowatt

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    I would think it was too thin or he never would have been able to achieve such speed.
     
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    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    I was watching the airspeed/mach indication and after a few seconds of the highest mach reading his speed started dropping rapidly. It would have been interesting if they had been recording the audio and the boom was evident or not. I know the shock wave would have been dependent on air density.
     
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    When I listenend it had audio . All I heard though was the wind whistling thru as he fell......
     
  7. Captain Kilowatt

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    Notice that when he first bailed there was no wind sound and his suit was not flapping? As he fell into thicker air the sound picked up and the material on his suit began to flap.
     
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    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    My audio was muted! I listened to it several times and if there was a sonic boom it must not have had enough atmosphere to make a sonic boom.
     
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    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    I find it interesting that they are using the information gained from these jumps to someday enable emergency bailouts form a space craft.
     
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    This is the previous record holder, and the voice from the ground control for the new record jump.
     
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