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Re: Stratos Jump...

Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:29 AM

Since I feel like doing so...

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:41 AM

*YAWN* lets keep hyping this up by delaying it for an hour every hour. Let me know how it ends up, I have a life to tend to.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:44 AM

jump, push, heh, I thought this was a topic about assembly.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:47 AM

Yes.. it's shocking that the set times for this event to go off have been pushed back by the small and insignificant of things like weather. I mean it's not like weather's is going to be a problem when clearing 120,000 feet in free fall or nothing. :rolleyes:
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Re: Stratos Jump...

Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:47 AM

View Postaresh, on 09 October 2012 - 09:29 AM, said:

Since I feel like doing so...

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after he reaches his top speed -- he uses a type of chute that will slow his decent down. Read about him and you will see the equipment he uses and how it is used.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:50 AM

All that is fine, but when - if - he reaches his top speed, the buoyant force will be very large, since it is proportional to velocity. So technically, the force exerted on his body by air should be enough to destroy him.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:54 AM

That's where his pressure suit comes in handy. It is a solid, sealed suit designed so that when the pressure from opening his chute pulls him to pieces, all the pieces collect inside the sealed suit for extraction and reassembly later.

Or something like that...
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:56 AM

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So technically, the force exerted on his body by air should be enough to destroy him.


Properly geared I see no evidence of this. His July test run of 23 17 miles worked out fine.

Wired does a nice job of explaining it... and more in depth here.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:16 AM

So much bandwidth wasted globally to watch the sun rise over Roswell, New Mexico…

In other news - Woot has a Vacuum for sale today
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:17 AM

View PostNykc, on 09 October 2012 - 03:16 PM, said:

So much bandwidth wasted globally to watch the sun rise over Roswell, New Mexico…


Lol, at least it was a nice sunrise.
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Re: Stratos Jump...

Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:19 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 09 October 2012 - 08:56 AM, said:

Properly geared I see no evidence of this. His July test run of 23 miles worked out fine.

Wired does a nice job of explaining it... and more in depth here.


Thank you for the links modi, It's interesting to read how he will actually slow down as he falls. After reading the article, I'll go with he'll survive the jump if he ever actually attempts it.
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Re: Stratos Jump...

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:02 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 09 October 2012 - 09:56 AM, said:

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So technically, the force exerted on his body by air should be enough to destroy him.


Properly geared I see no evidence of this. His July test run of 23 miles worked out fine.



this is wrong he only jumped from a measly 19 miles on his other attempt... his new one is 23 miles.-----he was a slacker on his 1st try
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:03 AM

I heard it was 23 miles, then 28 or 29 for his second test jump.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:06 AM

Ah yes.. a bit out of sorts with the weather today.. it was 17 miles in July.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:39 AM

Seems like they are starting now.

Edit: 3 minutes later they aborted for today. Strong wind almost flipped balloon over.

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