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

09 Oct 2012   #1
Anak

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Felix Baumgartner's Jump into the History Book...

Felix Baumgartner Record-Breaking High-Altitude Jump:
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The jump was supposed to happen today, but weather conditions delayed the attempt. The team expects conditions to clear up considerably by Tuesday. If so, around dawn, a huge helium-filled balloon will lift off from Roswell, N.M., carrying Baumgartner and his custom-built 2,900-pound (1,315 kilograms) capsule to an altitude of 120,000 feet (36,576 meters).

Source: Kittinger's Record-Breaking High-Altitude Jump : Discovery News
I happened to cruise by the Discovery Channel (DC) this afternoon when I noticed DC pre-empted programing this afternoon just for this event.

So......Wherever you are, whatever channel you receieve DC on depending on your particular service (On our FiOS its channel 120)

Stay alert! there is to be up to a dozen cameras recording the event. They will all be on a 20second delay in case of problems.

Skydiver Aborts Supersonic Jump Attempt Due to High Winds | Space.com


Tune in, and turn on.
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09 Oct 2012   #2
Britton30
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I ran across this same info early this AM Steve, very interesting. This guys name is Alex Baumgartner, Kittinger made a 20 mile jump in 1960. I can't imagine a man, by himself, breaking the sound barrier.
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10 Oct 2012   #3
Anak

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My apologies to you Gary, and to Baumgartner/Kittinger in my haste last evening (I had too many irons in the fire) I got Baumgartner mixed up with Kittinger. I have made the corrections.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I can't imagine a man, by himself, breaking the sound barrier.
Yes, all previous attempts man has had air/spacecraft, and cars to protect him.

It will be approximately a 23mile jump, that's like going from Forth Worth to the Texas Motor Speedway!




Looks like Thursday will be the next time to try.

Official site: Home | Red Bull Stratos

Direct link to: Live Broadcast | Red Bull Stratos

For those that are unable to receive the Discovery Channel over the air waves:
Gusty Winds Abort Red Bull Stratos Mission: LIVE Video : Discovery News

Wide Angle: Red Bull Stratos Skydive : Discovery News


Video History:
Kittinger, 1960 - YouTube
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11 Oct 2012   #4
Britton30
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Aborted again.
Quote:
The next weather window for Felix Baumgartner and Red Bull Stratos opens on Sunday Oct 14 - a three day pre-alert as well as daily weather updates will follow and lead into the next launch day.
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11 Oct 2012   #5
Anak

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Thank you Gary, I meant to check on that today. Had it in the back of my mind this morning, and didn't remember it again until I saw my email notification of your post.
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11 Oct 2012   #6
Britton30
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Likewise Steve, just before I posted the previous I thought OH SH*T!.
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11 Oct 2012   #7
Anak

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I wonder if that is what Felix will be thinking when he takes that "Bunny Hop" to exit the Gondola.
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12 Oct 2012   #8
Britton30
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Nah, he'll be thinking, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"
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12 Oct 2012   #9
Anak

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You probably right, I thought this ironic:
Quote:
"It was a rough couple of days and an exhausting endeavor. I am now really excited. It has always been a dream of mine. Only one more step to go." Felix Baumgartner

Source: Accomplishments | Red Bull Stratos
Here is his last jump:
Quote:
On March 15, 2012, Austria's Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a space capsule from an altitude of approximately 71,580 feet

Source: YouTube

  • Prep and launch at 1:16 of video.
  • The actual jump occurs at 2:46 of the video.
  • What a view!
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13 Oct 2012   #10
Britton30
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Thanks, interesting stuff Steve. I had been wondering how the capsule gets back. I assume the balloon will burst at some point or be released via radio control. After watching that video and the animated one, I found the parachute for the capsule. Maybe I'm dense, I wondered why the tether to the balloon is so long. this explains that.

Felix Baumgartner's Jump into the History Book...-parachute.jpg

Do you see any irony that this project is based in Roswell NM?


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