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Red Bull Stratos - freefall from the edge of space

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Morten Wernersen, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Red Bull Stratos is a mission to the edge of space that will try to surpass human limits that have existed for more than 50 years. Supported by a team of experts, Felix Baumgartner will undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to more than 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters and make a record-breaking freefall jump in the attempt to become the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall (an estimated 690 miles / 1,110 kilometers per hour), while delivering valuable data for medical and scientific advancement.
    It's live from about 14:00GMT today, it's a bit delayed.
    Some crazy stuff tho:confused:
  2. Adrian Britton

    Adrian Britton
    @ Simberia @Simberia

  3. Delayed a bit? :)

    13.30 was the initial time, now it´s 17.30 GMT :)

    Will be awesome to see this thanks for posting.
  4. They keep changing the time :)
  5. Yea it´s crazy, i guess it´s the "space-weather" that is causing the problems as down on earth it looks fine, perhaps it´s the wind though.
  6. They sat it's the wind, but there hardly any wind on the ground, 1,3km/h, so it's probaly in in the hights it's blowing.
    But it looks like they are getting ready now, the balloon layout has begun :)
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  7. He is in the capsule, it looks like he is getting close to lift off, they better start that broadcast soon, instead of the stationary pictures they show atm :p :D
    The video I posted in post 1 should be the same as the live stream :)
  8. Yea they have it hanging from the truck now so hopefully not too long they will send him up.

    Just hope everything goes as planned here, there´s a risk he dies..
    At least he got to experience something truly remarkable before he does, if he does.
  9. 4 minute countdown now!
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  10. Aborted it seems :(
  11. Bummer, maby tomorrow, or in a couple of days :(
  12. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

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  13. Hmm, good thing I decided to go to bed then... :p
  14. Adrian Britton

    Adrian Britton
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    the problem is the size of the balloon, even if there is low wind they cant launch.
    As the balloon will drag the cockpit along the ground (which isnt good obviously)

    If they can launch with no wind on the ground then they will, but the balloon is a "one use only" as they cant refold it and use it again.
    So the logistics of it all is complicated and expensive.

    I hope he gets to do it.
  15. So, Will Sunday be the day he jumps?
    It should happen around 6:00am MDT/12:00pm gmt/14:00cet, they've scheduled it at least :)

    Edit: I have updated the video in post 1, should be the new live feed if it happens :)
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  16. Looks like it's gonna happen today :)
  17. It's live! :)
  18. currently at 24,000 ft , they can hear the wind , 120 minutes it takes to reach 19 miles up
  19. 46,000ft...