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Old 02-08-2012, 10:29 AM   #13
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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?
Bingo.

Terminal Velocity is a function of resistance and surface area. With no air resistance that high, terminal velocity is a really really high number. As the atmosphere gradually thickens, he will slow down, just like airplanes do.
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