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RedBull Stratos...Felix Baumgartner....700mph+ FreeFall

RedBull Stratos...Felix Baumgartner....700mph+ FreeFall

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Frimley111R

7,057 posts

140 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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ADEuk said:
17.30gmt now for launch
So an 8pm jump? Bit dark??

digger_R

1,616 posts

112 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Where are you looking for this info? I'd like to know when he's going to go!

Art0ir

8,401 posts

76 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Frimley111R said:
So an 8pm jump? Bit dark??
Think about it..

condor

7,164 posts

154 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Is this being screened live on a TV channel? Also interested in following it.

Council Baby

19,666 posts

96 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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condor said:
Is this being screened live on a TV channel? Also interested in following it.
Doubt it due to program scheduling, they have no idea what time he'll get up there if at all wink

I suspect there'll be a 1 hour show about it sooner or later.
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CardShark

3,010 posts

85 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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condor said:
Is this being screened live on a TV channel? Also interested in following it.
www.redbullstratos.com

No TV as far as I'm aware.



fomb

1,231 posts

117 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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condor said:
Is this being screened live on a TV channel? Also interested in following it.
http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/

Hoygo

725 posts

67 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Here on you tube also: http://www.youtube.com/redbull

Why is nothing happening yet?

CardShark

3,010 posts

85 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Frimley111R said:
ADEuk said:
17.30gmt now for launch
So an 8pm jump? Bit dark??

Eric Mc

87,203 posts

171 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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I reckon it won't happen today. I assume they are waiting for upper atmosphere wind speeds to drop - which I predict won't happen.

Pixel-Snapper

5,305 posts

98 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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CardShark said:
Frimley111R said:
ADEuk said:
17.30gmt now for launch
So an 8pm jump? Bit dark??
rotatesmashrofl

Adenauer

16,048 posts

142 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Pixel-Snapper said:
CardShark said:
Frimley111R said:
ADEuk said:
17.30gmt now for launch
So an 8pm jump? Bit dark??
rotatesmashrofl
laugh

Stu R

21,370 posts

121 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Eric Mc said:
I reckon it won't happen today. I assume they are waiting for upper atmosphere wind speeds to drop - which I predict won't happen.
I'm inclined to think the same thing. Hope it does, but suspect it won't.

Buzz word

1,945 posts

115 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Eric Mc said:
I reckon it won't happen today. I assume they are waiting for upper atmosphere wind speeds to drop - which I predict won't happen.
How do they abort? This may be a daft question but It looks like the capsule is attached to a weather balloon. If this is the case does it have any form of desent control or is it the case when he is up he has to jump? I suppose it must be more advanced than a weather balloon they just go up and pop dont they?

RizzoTheRat

13,867 posts

98 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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The capsule has it's own parachute system, so I assume they can use this if they need to abort higher up. It's only any use above about 3000 feet so the first few minutes of launch is one of the most dangerous bits.

Adenauer

16,048 posts

142 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Live update here in 5 minutes.

Art0ir

8,401 posts

76 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Eric Mc said:
I reckon it won't happen today. I assume they are waiting for upper atmosphere wind speeds to drop - which I predict won't happen.
Believe it or not, it's ground wind causing them the hassle. The material the balloon is made of means they can't launch in anything higher than 6mph.

Buzz word

1,945 posts

115 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Ahh ok a chute, I assumed there must be a chute on the capsule just to stop it smashing to earth like a meteor. I just wasn't sure if it would be the sort of system that would be survivable. Like the space capsules, chute and landed on water. I'd guess that would fix alot of the problems from a squishy person point of view with the big jolt on landing.

5potTurbo

5,743 posts

74 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Adenauer said:
Live update here in 5 minutes.
Chop, chop!

Adenauer

16,048 posts

142 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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5potTurbo said:
Adenauer said:
Live update here in 5 minutes.
Chop, chop!
The weather's quite good, but they are saying that it might get even better so are waiting for that to happen, no other launch time given yet but they still say it will go ahead today.

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