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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:15 pm

steelhammer wrote:
DelPen wrote:I'm amazed he nailed the landing zone. People were there within seconds to help him.

The oxygen countdown really put things into perspetive, if he doesn't get to land in under 10 minutes he would pretty much be dead.


He needed the oxygen during the free fall because there was little oxygen in the air (plus the temperature, pressure, etc.). Once he got out of free fall (6000 ft in this instance?), he could have breathed on his own.

Once you cross ~62,000 feet, you are going over Armstrong's Line. And without pressurization, if you stay over that line for more than a couple minutes you aren't coming back across it alive no matter how much oxygen you have at your disposal. The pressure drops so low at that altitude that he water in your lungs and saliva will begin to boil. And that totally sucks.

jf wrote:833.9 mph . Wow , just wow.

1,342 km/h...... or Mach 1.24 (at that altitude and baro pressure) for those of you who are into that sort of thing.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:08 pm

MSNBC for the lulz

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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby Rylan on Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:14 pm

So what you are saying is Star Trek is about to become real?
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby mac5155 on Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:08 pm

tifosi77 wrote:
jf wrote:833.9 mph . Wow , just wow.

1,342 km/h...... or Mach 1.24 (at that altitude and baro pressure) for those of you who are into that sort of thing.


Trying to explain that the "sound barrier" is not a constant speed was, no pun intended, rocket science to my family :lol:
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby Pavel Bure on Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:55 pm

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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby steelhammer on Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:59 pm

I think I'm more curious to find out what his deceleration rate was.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby columbia on Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:41 am

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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby ExPatriatePen on Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:22 pm

mac5155 wrote:I feel like the people that were there were hovering in a helicopter and basically following him.


Space stalkers...
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:42 pm

columbia wrote:Image

Dude, I saw that on the way home from the Miramar Airshow on Friday night. Knuckleheads thought it'd be a swell idea to hold Endeavour at the intersection of Manchester and La Cienega for several hours...... which meant the ship was visible from the 405 freeway during the after work drive time.

The traffic jam went from the LAX area back into Sherman Oaks, about 7 miles.

Got some photos that morning when the ship was in a parking lot behind a Bed, Bad & Beyond..... which I found ironic.

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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby columbia on Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:43 pm

I've been to Randy's Donuts and it seems like a good place to stop.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:54 pm

Totally..... just not at Friday rush hour in your Space Shuttle. :face:
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Re: Red Bull Stratos

Postby Gaucho on Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:38 pm

I just heard that Felix is claustrophobic. Wtf? :shock:
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