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Old 02-13-2012, 12:19 PM   #21
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I'm immediately reminded of the space jump scene from Star Trek Generations.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:58 PM   #24
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I'm immediately reminded of the space jump scene from Star Trek Generations.
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Not generations....the one from 2009 is what I meant to say.

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Old 02-13-2012, 05:36 PM   #26
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Ahhh. Didn't remember that scene.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:31 PM   #27
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The pressurized area inside the capsule has of less than 2 meters (6 feet) and contains the flight control panel with 89 different switches and various instrumentation, and a custom-made chair custom to fit Baumgartner and his space suit. It is molded from fiberglass and epoxy, while the door and windows are made of acrylic. The pressure sphere's interior will be pressurized to 8 pounds per square inch (psi), the equivalent of 16,000 feet above sea level, to reduce the risk of decompression sickness during the ascent without requiring Felix to inflate his pressure suit.

The clear door will give Baumgartner the best view in the stratosphere, but it also puts just half an inch of acrylic between him and the edge of space.

A Chrome-Moly cage and an external foam-insulated shell surrounds the capsule, making it 3.3 meters high (11 feet) and 2.4 meters (8 feet) in diameter at its base.

According to Red Bull Stratos, the capsule will be suspended 45 meters (150 feet) below the balloon, and will protect Baumgartner from stratospheric temperatures reaching minus -55 C (-70 Fahrenheit), providing a pressurized environment during the ascent, with air to breathe so he can avoid decompression sickness. He will inflate his pressure suit only as he prepares to exit the capsule.

When Kittinger made his jump, he used a gondola instead of the sealed capsule that Baumgartner will use. Red Bull Stratos says that the additional altitude for this mission means that there are exponentially greater hazards from exposure to freezing temperatures, oxygen deprivation and low air pressure, and the capsule is designed to protect him from that.

The science team collaborated with aerospace engineers to overcome the challenges that the hostile environment of the stratosphere presents to the electronics, radio communications and camera systems vital to the capsule's operation. They also wanted to build a vessel capable of capturing valuable scientific data as well, to help advance aerospace research. The capsule was designed and hand-constructed at Sage Cheshire Aerospace, Inc. in Lancaster, California.

Once the capsule has completed its ascent and Baumgartner has safely accomplished his mission, a remote triggering system will release the craft from the balloon. Tracked via a GPS system, a recovery parachute will bring the capsule slowly back to Earth, where the data can be extracted and evaluated.

The base of the capsule has a 5 cm (2-inch) thick aluminum honeycomb panel which protects the capsule from sharp objects during landing and provides a mounting for the balloon system control box and batteries. Attached to the base are the landing crush pads, made of a cell-paper honeycomb covered by a fiberglass/epoxy fairing. They are designed to handle as much as 8 Gs on impact. Taking more than 150 drop tests to develop, the crush pads can be used only once and must be replaced after every flight.

The capsule has been thoroughly tested, and the Red Bull Stratos team says they are ready to fly. An exact date for the jump has not been released, but sources say it will likely be in August or September 2012.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:01 AM   #30
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Looks like the first test jump is in less than 5 hours:

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"..hey folks just wanna take the heat of you in case if you still waiting for my first test jump this morning.I was already fired up and ready and then fog came in at our predicted landing site! Which pretty much means it is a "NO GO". So Don our weather guy had to call it off for today. Tomorrow morning is our last chance because the weather forecast for is not looking good for the next couple days. So keep your fingers crossed and make sure we hit the jackpot tomorrow at 7 am!!love FELIX"

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hey everybody, thank you so much for all your wishes! It means a lot to me! Today at launch we had perfect conditions the whole team was on his A-game and fired up. But our balloon "blew up" right before they released the capsule and therefore we had to abort. The good news is we have a back up balloon and that means we give it another shot tomorrow morning. Bad luck? Hell NO - this is science and that's the reason why it is so exciting!!!
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Where are you pulling those from?
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dang, balloon went before launch. i am sure if it went 1500 ft up he would be in trouble, with minimal time to pull chute on the capsule?

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Facebook and the skydive forums.

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Very cool. Can't wait to see the video of the jump
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see "look what I found on youtube thread"

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not sure if this video has been posted yet.

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