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Skydiver aims to break
sound barrier in free fall

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/2/2012 12:15:42 AM

Cape Canaveral, Fla. - His blood could boil. His lungs could overinflate. The vessels in his brain could burst. His eyes could hemorrhage. And, yes, he could break his neck while jumping from a mind-boggling altitude of 23 miles. But the risk of a gruesome death has never stopped "Fearless Felix" Baumgartner in all his years of skydiving and skyscraper leaping, and it's not about to now. Next Monday over New Mexico, he will attempt the highest, fastest free fall in history and try to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier. (Snip) Doctors, engineers and others on

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Before he deploys his chute he will feel just like the US economy under 0bama as he rushes headlong towards the ground. Yeah, scary.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Phosphene, 10/2/2012 12:22:31 AM     (No. 8903443)

Go Darwin!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 10/2/2012 12:25:30 AM     (No. 8903449)

I wish him the best. Bold men like this used to be the admired. Not so much any more. Now we just wonder if all the safety regs are being obeyed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Landshark, 10/2/2012 12:57:52 AM     (No. 8903464)

We need to introduce this gentleman to the concept of "terminal velocity".

Maybe he should look it up?


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Reply 4 - Posted by: noddy, 10/2/2012 1:10:40 AM     (No. 8903471)

Won't that break his eardrums, or does the sound travel after him? I wish him well. Yikes.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Clark Kent, 10/2/2012 1:18:13 AM     (No. 8903475)

at that altitude, he should be able to reach the speed of sound, but there won't be any sonic boom (dense air needed for that...)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PChristopher, 10/2/2012 1:42:54 AM     (No. 8903481)

Was this a bar bet?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 4Justice, 10/2/2012 2:04:31 AM     (No. 8903493)

I don't consider this "bold"...I consider ot insane. He is totally ignoring physics. There are plenty of bold things to do, but this isn't one of them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: philemon1967, 10/2/2012 2:42:55 AM     (No. 8903502)

I suppose it is theoretically possible to get terminal velocity up to the sound barrier if he were to fall from high enough to achieve terminal velocity and as long as he is able to get drag down sufficiently.

A person falling with outstretched limbs can achieve a terminal velocity of about 120 miles an hour. For him to more than quadruple that speed, he probably has to have a special aerodynamically designed suit. The formula for calculating terminal velocity is found here: www.calctool.org/CALC/eng/aerospace/terminal.

Just hope this venture of his does not turn out to be a "terminal" experience for him.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/2/2012 3:11:51 AM     (No. 8903512)

Gotta admire this guy.
But then, I also like the guy with the balloons and lawnchair.
Since Obama has repurposed NASA, this is all we have.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: veritas, 10/2/2012 3:51:20 AM     (No. 8903533)

Mach schnell, Felix!

FTA: "His blood could boil. His lungs could overinflate. The vessels in his brain could burst. His eyes could hemorrhage."

But even less-likely is AP hiring a writer and editor competent to write on such topics! Sheesh!

FTA: His team of experts — including the current record-holder from a half-century ago, Joe Kittinger, now 84 — will convene [Monday].

Kittinger's project is worth knowing about. They did good.

#5: He's sealed inside the suit [as pilots are sealed inside supersonic jets], and the air's little more than a rumor at 100,000 feet, so the "energy" in the "shock wave" is small. See #6. "Sonic boom" is a phenomenon observed from outside the thing that's moving, by observers the wave passes over. In thick air.

#7: "Alles! Alles! Sehen sie!"

#9: All true, but those phenomena all need air present. The atmosphere up there is thin as Mar's. Or as I said, it's little more than a rumor. The Curiosity Rover re-entry vehicle hit that at 13,000 MPH, so several-hundred MPH is "slow."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ranger06, 10/2/2012 8:12:04 AM     (No. 8903748)

High Speed, Low Drag.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: coldborezero, 10/2/2012 10:42:05 AM     (No. 8904051)

#3, I assure you the gentleman is fully aware of terminal velocity as he has over 2500 skydives and most jumps reach terminal velocity after about 1000 feet of freefall. I personally have attained vertical velocities in excess of 180mph(confirmed by freefall computer) while in a head down track. Many of my friends have attained vertical velocities over 200mph.These speeds were reached during routine skydives from 14,000 feet.

#1, some people dare greatly and fail. Some people dare nothing and criticize. And then some people hope for the death of one who dares greatly. I do not understand that viewpoint at all.

#4. By the time he reaches deployment altitude, the denser air will have slowed his vertical velocity to just over 100mph. Most modern sport parachute rigs are certified for deployment speeds of 250mph.

#9, the speed of sound is slower in thinner air, so it is quite possible to break the sound barrier in freefall at 100,000 feet.

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