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Red Bull Stratos: A Mission to the Edge of Space. 08th Oct

Red Bull Stratos: A Mission to the Edge of Space. 08th Oct

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Salgar

3,242 posts

96 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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I think I saw somewhere 2-3 hours, but I could be wrong.

Isaac Hunt

8,076 posts

123 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Countdown is showing 5 minutes - but I can't seem to view the live stream - even with Java enabled frown

Graykiraa

145 posts

119 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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2 hours I think.

Isaac Hunt

8,076 posts

123 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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\o/ Yey now working

Here if you want it

http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/

furtive

4,328 posts

191 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Where are you looking? Try http://www.youtube.com/redbull
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Johnny

8,358 posts

196 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Man-At-Arms

5,205 posts

91 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Graykiraa said:
2 hours I think.
pah

i thought he was jumping at 1330 !

they're not even ready to have him lift off yet, even without a wind
typical yanks, never ready on schedule
just making us look at the website and get bored and making us click on the adverts !

Pugster

372 posts

93 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Boo! Launch put back

Isaac Hunt

8,076 posts

123 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Man-At-Arms said:
pah

i thought he was jumping at 1330 !
Now gone back to 14.00 - but that is GMT - so another 90 minutes or so

Mandatory Fields

52 posts

52 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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PD9 said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA7Ke_sxJuk

120,000 feet - 23 mile freefall. This will be interesting.
a remmapped 335d would be quicker imo

Johnny

8,358 posts

196 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Back to 1430GMT now

Salgar

3,242 posts

96 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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We should probably combine with this thread:

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

jacobpalmer05

441 posts

74 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Soonest now 5:30PM

Man-At-Arms

5,205 posts

91 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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jacobpalmer05 said:
Soonest now 5:30PM
go on !
jump you daft fool !!

Johnny

8,358 posts

196 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Hmmm. I finish work about 1900, so am hoping I can get home between the launch and the jump!

Salgar

3,242 posts

96 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Actually, after seeing this in the other thread, maybe we should stay right here.

Frimley111R said:
ADEuk said:
17.30gmt now for launch
So an 8pm jump? Bit dark??

Johnny

8,358 posts

196 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Salgar said:
Actually, after seeing this in the other thread, maybe we should stay right here.

Frimley111R said:
ADEuk said:
17.30gmt now for launch
So an 8pm jump? Bit dark??
hehe

Guvernator

6,373 posts

77 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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This is amazing, I know it's been done before but still. Just a thought of falling from the edge of space so fast and for so long is thrilling.

A questions though

1) How long do we reckon he will actually be in freefall?
2) I assume he will get up to top speed really quickly but at what point will he start to slow down to terminal velocity?
3) I assume he will be trying to land at a particular place\target. How will he be able to work that out from so high up and since he isn't flying but just falling, how does he "steer" himself onto target if he gets blown off course or something? Maybe it's just me but from so high up, trying to land in a small field or whatever must be reasonably difficult I would imagine!

Nom de ploom

4,257 posts

86 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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i'm glad they haven't called the craft Blue Stratos...

80's throwback

Einion Yrth

15,454 posts

156 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Guvernator said:
2) I assume he will get up to top speed really quickly but at what point will he start to slow down to terminal velocity?
He will never slow down to terminal velocity, he will accelerate until he reaches terminal velocity which velocity will become lower as the air density increases. [/pedant]