General Chat Thread, Felix Baumgartner in General; The tech behind Felix Baumgartner’s stratospheric skydive...
15th October 2012, 08:42 AM #16
IDG Tech News
15th October 2012, 09:09 AM #17
It was a great thing to see - show's how hardy humans are, and how good we are with engineering problems! However, 'the edge of space'? It wasn't though was it? The FAI has the Kármán line at about 100km. The USA has the edge of space at about 80km. He went up to about 39km.
15th October 2012, 09:31 AM #18
The reason he didn't beat the free fall record is due to him deploying his parachute too early which is a shame.
The achievement of going 800mph+ is pretty awesome too!
15th October 2012, 09:31 AM #19
Felix took his cat up with him?
15th October 2012, 09:43 AM #20
He had to pull it though as he said he was going to pass out, i'd rather him pull it early than make a crater in the desert floor below. Besides, now he has the opportunity to do it again and try and beat that record. It was truly an awesome feat!
Originally Posted by DeltaBravo
15th October 2012, 09:47 AM #21
A graphic showing the stages of the ascent/descent [also compares stages to previous jump]
15th October 2012, 09:48 AM #22
I thought his timer stopped working so he had to estimate the length of the free-fall.
after the jump he tweeted "I just jumped from the edge of space what did you do today?"
15th October 2012, 09:54 AM #23
Originally Posted by JJonas
15th October 2012, 09:55 AM #24
Watched the HD YouTube feed on the big plasma telly in the mancave, sat in my leather armchair with my daughter on my lap... pretty awesome times
How annoying must it have been when his visor heating failed and it started to fog up though - you're in the midst of the highest freefall dive ever and you can't see anything for the mist on your helmet
15th October 2012, 09:57 AM #25
Had he passed out at anytime or have been incapable of deploying his reserve would have been automatically deployed allthough not something you want to rely on for sure.
Originally Posted by Pyroman
15th October 2012, 09:58 AM #26
Couldn't get the Youtube feed on mine so had to resort ot watching on laptop with eldest instead then afterwards found it had been showing on the bbc news channel I think.
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
15th October 2012, 10:00 AM #27
found this while looking for more infographics
2 Thanks to JJonas:
CAM (4th November 2012), CESIL (15th October 2012)
4th November 2012, 10:23 PM #28
Bbc2 programme on now.
Thanks to plexer from:
DaveP (6th November 2012)
6th November 2012, 08:27 PM #29
Edit: Hadn't realised that this was the program that was referenced by the post by @plexer [above]
...Space Dive features footage, which until now has been kept closely under wraps, from cameras attached to Felix, as he broke through the sound barrier...
I didn't see it when it was broadcast on Sunday [didn't even see it trailed]
Last edited by DaveP; 6th November 2012 at 09:11 PM.
Reason: Add detail to the post.
6th November 2012, 08:59 PM #30
I felt terrified for him while I was watching it... probably more scared than I was when I watched the actual jump live
Originally Posted by plexer
Thanks to elsiegee40 from:
DaveP (6th November 2012)
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