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Old 02-07-2012, 10:48 AM   #1
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:54 AM   #2
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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?
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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.

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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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Old 02-07-2012, 11:14 AM   #4
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this just jumped to #1 most interesting thing on my list of things... I was bummed when they dropped this project.

Red Bull Supernatural air's end of March - then Red Bull Stratos sometime this year.... **** yeah Red Bull.
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Quite amazing to think how many things they are doing. F1 racing teams, sponsoring all kinds of extreme sports like rallye teams and snowboarders/skiers, the Red Bull air races etc. And to think it all comes from that ridiculous energy drink....

But this is very cool, look forward to the videos!
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They are like $39 a case on sale... not surprising!
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Quite amazing to think how many things they are doing. F1 racing teams, sponsoring all kinds of extreme sports like rallye teams and snowboarders/skiers, the Red Bull air races etc. And to think it all comes from that ridiculous energy drink....

But this is very cool, look forward to the videos!
Its because Red Bull is so damn expensive.

I can buy 24 cans of mountain dew for $6, or 12 cans of Red bull for $24.
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If Red Bull asked me to come work for them, I would say yes. Whoever owns that company is amazing. They have their own Cobra attack helicopter. Wat.
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Sweet! Can't wait to see this finally happen.


Velocity Sports had to build a custom parachute container for this jump, one that holds O2 bottles and remains snug even as his pressurized suit gets smaller under atmospheric pressure. I can't imagine the countless similar details that had to be worked out.
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I want to go buy a case of redbull right now.
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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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i remember when i saw this almost 2 years ago and i got so excited. cant wait for this
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I've never had a Red Bull, but I appreciate the crazy things they fund and support.
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Quite amazing to think how many things they are doing. F1 racing teams, sponsoring all kinds of extreme sports like rallye teams and snowboarders/skiers, the Red Bull air races etc. And to think it all comes from that ridiculous energy drink....

But this is very cool, look forward to the videos!
Red Bull are just a marketing company that happens to sell a drink they didn't even invent (it's Thai and Red Bull do not sell their product in Thailand - it is a similar, but different drink sold by the inventors of the drink). They have a habit of owning their marketing effort - hence Red Bull & Torro Rosso F1, Red Bull New York and Red Bull Salzburg soccer teams, Red Bull Air Races, etc, etc. Generally, if Red Bull get involved they get involved as owners. A decent percentage of their income now comes from prize money for the sports teams they own.
They are perhaps the pinnacle of how food is being sold now - some of the biggest businesses in the food industry are massive marketing companies that happen to sell food. It's mind blowing the effects they have had on the marketplace - they understand their customer's needs so well that a lot of them essentially drive the retailers strategies for branded goods.
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Asked my dad about this, and Joe Kittinger was his boss in the USAF when he was a major.
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I take it the record is done by the Mach # and not the mph? Or are there separate records for each?

EDIT: BTW, this is bad ass. I hope it goes well.
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I take it the record is done by the Mach # and not the mph? Or are there separate records for each?

EDIT: BTW, this is bad ass. I hope it goes well.
Either way, he's breaking both.
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