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Stratos Space Jump

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  1. doug

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    #1 doug, Oct 9, 2012
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    Happening live right now.

     
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    Half of me thinks this is way cool.

    The other half thinks this:
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    Funny.


    Unfortunately, they had to abort due to high winds.
     
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    5th record:
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    Almost at altitude, jump is still on.

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    Now at about 21 miles above the earth .... live streaming at this distance, amazing amazing amazing.
     
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    Doh! They should have gone for 40km+ altitude...
     
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    Doors opening. So exciting!
     
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    Wooooooo! Tumbling and then !!!!! stabilized at just over a minute. (Freaked my dogs out with the yelling here!!)
     
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    Just watched the end of it. Pretty cool.
     
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    Press conference live right now, interviewing Felix and the entire team.
     
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    To be fair, I think some guys did it from over 10,000x further in the '60s! :)
     
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    True. But they didn't freefall back to earth (inside a capsule doesn't count). It's not so simple to maintain body balance at terminal velocity - can't imagine how much harder it is at that altitude. A flat spin can knock you out, tumbling can really mess up chute deployment. When he pulled out of the spin, I started yelling. That. Was. Truly. Amazing.
     
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    I was referring to the live 'streaming' rather than the event itself.
     
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    So that will establish a really low-cost crew return option for the ISS? :rolleyes:
     
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    This guy didn't have any trouble with tumbling.

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    Yeah. Just push off the ISS in the "backwards" direction, and hold up a Captain America shield made of PICA-X to prevent burning up in the atmosphere :biggrin:
     
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    #20 JRod0802, Oct 16, 2012
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    Well yeah, while falling, cats can adjust their spin without using air resistance to help:



    Also, more slow-mo cats:

     

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