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Windows 7: Felix Baumgartner's Jump into the History Book...

13 Oct 2012   #11
Anak

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Good morning Gary!

When you say tether, do you mean the length of this red line?
Felix Baumgartner's Jump into the History Book...-balloon.jpg Source: Gallery | Red Bull Stratos

That is still part of the balloon.

I would have to look into the balloon and capsule retrieval, but from past experience one reason the "Craft" looks so long is as the balloon rises the decreasing air pressure allows the balloon to expand.
Quote:
Size, volume and shape: The balloon for Felix's mission from the edge of space will be nearly 30 million cubic feet in capacity - 10 times larger than Joe Kittinger's balloon in 1960.
At launch, it will be tall and thin, stretching 55 stories high. As the balloon ascends, the helium will expand and the balloon will slowly fill out to an almost completely round shape:
Length of uninflated balloon before launch: 592.41 feet. Height of balloon at take-off: 550 feet. The height from the top of the balloon to bottom of the capsule will be: 695 feet. Size of balloon at 120,000 feet: Height 334.82 feet / Diameter: 424.37 feet
If you notice when it is launched, there is a lot of extra special polymer plastic and it doesn't look like the balloon is filled to capacity.

Quote:
What happens to the balloon after Felix jumps?
After Felix has landed, Mission Control will trigger the separation of the capsule and balloon, so that the capsule can descend under its parachute. A nylon "destruct line" will release the helium so that the balloon returns to Earth. Then, the team will gather the envelope into a large truck, a process that can take several hours.
Both preceding quotes are sourced from: High altitude balloon | Red Bull Stratos


Depending on the value of the object that the balloon is helping to ascend, retrieval can range from a free-fall to parachute descent.

When NOAA sends weather balloons up the Radiosonde comes back by parachute, if you ever find one there will be instructions on it asking the finder to please return it to NOAA
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration



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13 Oct 2012   #12
Britton30
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Thanks for all that Steve. The part I'm referring too is the red and white object below the balloon itself. I saw a video of an unmanned asscent but I don't know how to link it. It showed the balloon released and the parachute under it opening.

Yes the balloon looks very empty at launch doesn't it? It's amazing how it expand to the size of a small moon in the upper atmosphere.

Now I have to remember to get up and try to see it at launch.
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13 Oct 2012   #13
Anak

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Gary, I'm going to paraphrase your quote:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
The part I'm referring too is the red and white object below the balloon itself. I saw a video of an unmanned asscent but I don't know how to link it. It showed the balloon released and the parachute under it opening.
If you have it, go back to the link, and left click on the address up in the address bar in your browser, it should all turn blue.
Then right click and paste.

Then open a reply to this thread.
Say something like, Here it is, because the preview or post will not work if you don't offer at least three characters of conversation. i.e. xxx

After "Here it is", go up to the Earth Icon (shown in the red square) with the link and click on that.
Felix Baumgartner's Jump into the History Book...-7f-menu-bar.jpg
Paste your link into that, right click on the blue http.// >paste.
Then click OK.
When you preview you should see your link after; "Here it is": Britton30s Profile Page

Check your work by scrolling down, and clicking on Preview Post.
If it looks okay then click on Submit Reply.

Sometimes you will see a truncated link: http://www.sevenforums.com/member.php?u=138969, but it still comes out as: Britton30s Profile Page.

If you want I can show you how to do that.


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13 Oct 2012   #14
Britton30
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OK, Steve, I know how to post a link...if it's available. The problem with the video is it is on a page full of pictures and videos which open in a flash-like window on the same page while the URL stays the same. That's why I can't link it.
Wait, maybe this will work.
http://www.redbullstratos.com/galler...a1847699327001
At 0:18 there is a brief sequence of the balloon being cut loose. There is a link in the upper right of the video to get this link.
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13 Oct 2012   #15
Anak

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Gary my apologies I did not mean to sound condescending.
I mis-understood you.


The pixs I'm showing were obtained by allowing the video to run and then taking a snip after pausing the video.

I saw the tools in the upper right corner, but I've never known them to work properly (There are too many OS/Browser/Web Site quirks), and the one that says it can link means to the video, not just a moment of the video.
Pausing and then taking a snip is the only way I know of to reliably take pixs of videos.

The first one is at 0:18
Felix Baumgartner's Jump into the History Book...-caprelease-0_18sec.jpg
Felix Baumgartner's Jump into the History Book...-caprelease.jpg
Felix Baumgartner's Jump into the History Book...-caprelease1.jpg
Felix Baumgartner's Jump into the History Book...-caprelease2.jpg
Felix Baumgartner's Jump into the History Book...-caprelease3.jpg

This last one was right before CapCon relayed that there was an unexpected problem at 0:24 of that video.
It was difficult to time that to take the snip.

Your 1847699327001Link ID matches the 1847699327001 link that I took these snips from, The first and only video on the top row.


The source for all pixs: Gallery | Red Bull Stratos


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13 Oct 2012   #16
Britton30
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Nah, no apology needed, I just wanted to show you what you snipped there, good job on those.
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14 Oct 2012   #17
Anak

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Good morning Gary, thank you.

Been up since 0 dark 30 (06:30edt), local news has Felix going at 10:45am presumably EDT, I think they are woefully under-informed (See next post below).

Checked Home | Red Bull Stratos and as I post this, launch is in 109minutes at 7:29am MDT Roswell, New Mexico, U.S.A. weather and forecast With Felix making the jump approximately 3hours later.

That would make it a 9:29am EDT launch with Felix jumping at 12:29pm EDT

I checked our Discovery Channel and they are running a six hour program from 9am EDT to 3pm EDT today (10-14-12).
I did not find anything about the attempt on their site.
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14 Oct 2012   #18
Anak

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Quote:
Weather hold. Launch window opens @ 8:45 MDT. Wind too strong at top of balloon. Team optimistic conditions will improve.

Source: Home | Red Bull Stratos
Maybe my local channel did know something, my time is now 10:45am EDT for launch.

The Discovery channel is airing a "Mythbusters" re-run,, even though my programming guide says Live-Stratos.

I guess they will wait until sure, have to pay the bills you know.

EDIT:

I was doing some experimenting, this is the link to the video I took the snips from, and none of the values between the = = signs work.

It comes up like a stalled youtube video.

http://www.redbullstratos.com/handlers/view-video.aspx?
videoId=1897556464001&tags=helium%2c+red+bull+stratos%2
c+balloon&date=12+October%2c+2012&id=media1897556464001
&title=The%20Red%20Bull%20Stratos%20balloon%20is%20the%
20largest%20ever%20launched%20with%20a%20human%20aboard%
20-%20and%20this%20is%20why%20the%20weather%20conditions
%20are%20so%20critical.&sharingTitle=The%20Complex%20
Balloon&iframe=true&width=800&height=450&tags=helium%
2c+red+bull+stratos%2c+balloon&date=12+October%2c+2012
&id=media1897556464001&title=The%20Red%20Bull%20Stratos
%20balloon%20is%20the%20largest%20ever%20launched%20with
%20a%20human%20aboard%20-%20and%20this%20is%20why%20the
%20weather%20conditions%20are%20so%20critical.
&sharingTitle=The%20Complex%20Balloon


This is the link to live stratos it is youtube. I put this in, in case it starts up.



This is what you see when you go to Live Broadcast | Red Bull Stratos except for the Please stand by..Starting soon....


EDIT:

Launch time now is 10:30am EDT
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14 Oct 2012   #19
boohbah

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also available here...

Live Broadcast | Red Bull Stratos

ah i see youve been editing anak,

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14 Oct 2012   #20
Anak

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I caught a live promo to the launch on my local channel and the caption read that they may be going to the live feed at 9:16am MDT.
That would be 3:16pm your time boo.

The "media" probably has a separate live media channel, NASA would have one for all their manned flights, but not here.
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