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Old 09-26-2012, 12:43 PM   #21
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Wouldn't that kill him, going through the atmosphere and all?

He's got a pressure suit on to protect him from the lack of pressure up there and from the cold. Also, he's obviously got a steady air supply, or else he'd just pass out considering there's almost no O2 up there.

Also, it's not like he's re-entering the atmosphere like astronauts do. He's just going very high up. I remember reading about this a while back and it said that even though he's super high up there he still has like 3 atmospheric layers until he would hit space. I don't think the balloons can go that high though.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:53 PM   #22
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Not sure how much higher that is than the other jump, crappy article. I think kittenger did 105k ft, he's probably doing 110k or so.
I jumped from a balloon from 16,000 ft once, we had no oxygen so that's all we could go.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:56 PM   #23
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Its possible for sure just extremely dangerous, they have been doing this for a very long time Joseph Kittinger was the first and currently holds the record at 19 miles.

Problem with going higher is re-entry into the atmosphere, your suit would have to be made of some pretty strong material because you are going to hit around 200 degrees Celsius or so just because of the air friction and orbital velocity. Also coming back into the thick atmosphere from the stratosphere you run back into gravity which could actually slow you down enough to inflict negative G's which will cause all the blood to rush to your head, first causing your vision to go red, then possibly bursting blood vessels before you finally black out. Then of course you need one hell of a parachute because you will be at terminal velocity when you pull it, a normal chute would probably rip right off your body possibly taking arms or legs with it.


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Old 09-26-2012, 12:58 PM   #24
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He's going to space to come back to Earth?

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Old 09-26-2012, 01:12 PM   #25
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It's relatively safe, He'll open at terminal, but teminal will only be around 120mph as any other skydive. He'll start falling really fast because of the thin air, but will actually slow down as he gets lower, Kittenger opened really high, 18k, I imagine this guy will open under 5k. Also back when kit did it, people did not know how to freefall so he was totally out of control and spinning the whole time.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:14 PM   #26
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I would never do that, the risk is too high.



I'll show myself out.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:42 PM   #27
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Then of course you need one hell of a parachute because you will be at terminal velocity when you pull it, a normal chute would probably rip right off your body possibly taking arms or legs with it.


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Almost all skydivers pull their chutes at terminal velocity.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:46 PM   #28
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The parachute will pull off his arms and legs i'm calling it now.

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Old 09-26-2012, 03:22 PM   #29
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Sounds like fun.

Not a lot of physics understanding in this thread...


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I bet he'll implode and turn into a black hole.


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Old 09-26-2012, 03:36 PM   #30
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I would never do that, the risk is too high.



I'll show myself out.

Let's just hope he doesn't space out during the fall and forget to open his chute at the right time.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:44 PM   #31
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I'm expecting the worst, because it sounds more exciting than seeing a safe landing.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:06 PM   #32
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:10 PM   #33
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He'll break his neck and his legs are going to turn 106 degrees counterclockwise. Also, when he lands he'll have a moustache and a hamburguer will be waiting for him
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:13 PM   #34
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I want to dive from the earth to space.

Lets see someone do that!
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:22 PM   #35
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Nothing especially interesting will happen, unless his suit fails and explodes.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:30 PM   #36
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This is when he jumped at 18 miles. 5 miles higher than this is just ridiculousness.



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Old 09-26-2012, 05:01 PM   #37
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Bit of secondary school physics coming into play with terminal velocity, the speed he's falling won't matter but the height with the atmosphere etc may end up in his death.

Based on my very quick guess won't he be free-falling for like 11 minutes?
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:08 PM   #38
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He might get hungry on the way down.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:11 PM   #39
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How does he have any idea at all where he's going to land?
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:15 PM   #40
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If he attached magnets to his jumpsuit and embedded the ground around the landing zone with magnets of the opposite polarity, he wouldn't need a parachute.
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