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Old 02-07-2012, 11:09 AM   #3
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I would kill to be in his shoes. I can't imagine what that's going to feel like falling from such a height. I'm hoping space-diving replaces skydiving once the commercial sector is comfortably in orbit.

Originally Posted by casino is no lie View Post
I thought terminal velocity would be an obstacle to reaching that speed. Is that atmosphere so thin at that elevation that he'll be able to overcome that barrier?
Terminal velocity changes with fluid density, so as he falls closer to earth he'll slow down. So yeah, the atmosphere is so thin up there that it won't be much of a problem.


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