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#2
$50 says he goes faster than the speed of light and dies on impact before hitting the ground.

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#3
I think he's going to break the stupid barrier first.

In all seriousness, I think there will be far too many problems. If he reenters the atmosphere going the speed of sound, he might burn up. Yeah?

If not actually on fire, the friction on the air would likely wreck his body. It'll get him darn hot, if it doesn't actually burn him.
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Wouldn't he reach terminal velocity first?



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$50 says he goes faster than the speed of light and dies on impact before hitting the ground.


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$50 says he goes faster than the speed of light and dies on impact before hitting the ground.



dies on impact BEFORE hitting the ground....whoa.
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#10
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Terminal velocity?


The point at which a falling object can fall no faster.
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Quote by primusfan
$50 says he goes faster than the speed of light and dies on impact before hitting the ground.


£50 says when he hit's the ground, he's dead..


EDIT: Wait.. I just said what you said
Bah.. It's early >_>

But yeah.. He'll fail..


..


and die
Last edited by sam b at May 25, 2010,
#13
Quote by ICOG
Wouldn't he reach terminal velocity first?


This was my first though too...

did someone not do thier math right, or is there something I am missing?
#15
Quote by primusfan
$50 says he goes faster than the speed of light and dies on impact before hitting the ground.



speed of light? if he reached that, he'd be pure energy when he hit the ground

also, according to this: http://hypertextbook.com/facts/JianHuang.shtml terminal velocity of a skydiver is ~200mph, he's never going to his 750mph to break the sound barrier
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Wouldn't he reach terminal velocity first?

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Terminal velocity?

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This was my first though too...

did someone not do thier math right, or is there something I am missing?



"Within the first 30 seconds, he expects to be falling faster than the speed of sound, which at that altitude is around 690 miles per hour."


Within the first 30 seconds? Thinner air (less drag), increasing terminal velocity?


I may be wrong, as you've seen from my other post in this thread, I'm not really awake yet
Last edited by sam b at May 25, 2010,
#18
I had physics a few years back, but as everyone has said, wouldn't terminal velocity stop him from doing this?

*edit*

Quote by sam b
"Within the first 30 seconds, he expects to be falling faster than the speed of sound, which at that altitude is around 690 miles per hour."


Within the first 30 seconds? Thinner air, increasing terminal velocity?


I may be wrong, as you've seen from my other post in this thread, I'm not really awake yet



But then what would happen to him as the air was back to the normal skydiving conditions O_o?
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#19
I think his terminal velocity will be alot higher because of the altitude he is at. Thats why they said he'd reach the sound barrier after about 30 seconds. Normal dives last way more than 30 seconds and people don't go that fast then.
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#20
this man is very silly.

although I think it's a good thing to test this on him, we don't need stupid people like him anyway.
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#21
this kittinger guy who has held the record for i don´t know how long was falling with 988 km/h which equals 614 mph. kittinger fell from 102.800 feet this guy wants to fall from 120.000 feet.

so maybe he COULD reach the sound barrier
#22
The calculation to work out maximum velocity takes into account the density of the material you are moving through, with thinner air your maximum velocity would be higher.

But as for when you reach thicker air...? Sudden increase in air resistance and he bursts into flames?!
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#23
Quote by ICOG
Wouldn't he reach terminal velocity first?



This.
Although the suit sounds fairly crazy, maybe they've modified it so that terminal velocity is far higher.

5 minutes of falling would be kinda cool though I guess...
Listen to an awesomely fitting song on the way down, high speed dirt by Megadeth could be interesting.
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#24
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This.
Although the suit sounds fairly crazy, maybe they've modified it so that terminal velocity is far higher.

5 minutes of falling would be kinda cool though I guess...
Listen to an awesomely fitting song on the way down, high speed dirt by Megadeth could be interesting.

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#26
Pics or it didn't happen.

It'd be really loud if he does, he might want some ear protection. You've heard those super sonic jets right? Man once that sound catches up to him he's gonna be pissed he ever had the idea to go faster then sound. Idiot.
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The calculation to work out maximum velocity takes into account the density of the material you are moving through, with thinner air your maximum velocity would be higher.

But as for when you reach thicker air...? Sudden increase in air resistance and he bursts into flames?!


I can just picture all the skin being ripped from his body.
#28
Quote by ICOG
Wouldn't he reach terminal velocity first?

The speed of terminal velocity is constant due to the restraining force exerted by the air, this guy is jumping from a height where there is no air and hopes to break the sound barrier before he reaches the air.
#29
Quote by SSDaniel105
Pics or it didn't happen.

It'd be really loud if he does, he might want some ear protection. You've heard those super sonic jets right? Man once that sound catches up to him he's gonna be pissed he ever had the idea to go faster then sound. Idiot.


Yeah, I'm sure that hasn't occurred to any of them.
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#30
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The speed of terminal velocity is constant due to the restraining force exerted by the air, this guy is jumping from a height where there is no air and hopes to break the sound barrier before he reaches the air.


But with no air there's no sound... With no sound he can't break the sound barrier...
#31
He's just going to die. Something will go wrong. Or even on the off chance he lives, my guess is he'd feel dumb as f**k for even contemplating this.

Or he'll feel like he's cool as f**k.

My guess is he's just an attention-wh*re.

You poor little Lindsay Lohan, you.
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But as for when you reach thicker air...? Sudden increase in air resistance and he bursts into flames?!


It's not like there's a sudden wall of thicker air; I'd assume he'd decelerate as the density increases.
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He's just going to die. Something will go wrong. Or even on the off chance he lives, my guess is he'd feel dumb as f**k for even contemplating this.

Or he'll feel like he's cool as f**k.

My guess is he's just an attention-wh*re.

You poor little Lindsay Lohan, you.



There are a lot of naysaying cunts in this thread.
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I'd laugh if he landed in my backyard. Or in North Korea
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#37
i say he'll make it. Totally awesome.
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#39
im guessing becuase the air is thinner up that high that the reduced air friction would enable him to go faster than the 212mph terminal velocity of a human free falling.
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"In the future, a lot more tourists will go and travel to space. And if something goes wrong with their spacecraft, they have to return to Earth somehow," he said. "We will show to the world that egress from high altitude is survivable."
The main difference is that Baumgartner will start from a standstill, whereas astronauts in a craft like the space shuttle are traveling at orbital speeds close to 18,000 mph when their re-entry begins."

So, not much difference between the two then.
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