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    833.9 mph Supersonic Space Jump a Success!!!

    He finally did it! from 128,100 feet above the Earth
    Mach 1.24, or 833.9 mph without a jet or spacecraft - AMAZING!

    Oct 14, 2012
    SKYDIVER BREAKS SOUND BARRIER IN RECORD JUMP

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...10-14-11-33-29




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    Watched the whole thing. Chuck Norris doesn't shit on him

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    Um, he only hit 729mph...i'm sure he broke the sound barrier because he was probably still at around 80,000 feet or so. I watched the whole thing too....can't wait to see the video from the camera's on his suit during his freefall.

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    Yes I'm waiting too for suit cameras. The tumbling scared me but he got it in control

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    Quote Originally Posted by iflyems View Post
    Um, he only hit 729mph...
    Okay well I was quoting the Associated Press article at the link in my post, they say 833.9 according to "preliminary data" whatever that means. Did you say he ONLY hit 729 mph? either way, that's [email protected]%& moving! That video of him looking down at the earth is insane. Must be an awesome feeling...

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    I wouldn't have the balls to go up in the capsule let lone jump. I work often on 2x4 platforms 130-180 ft in the aire and with wind it gets hairy. F 120,000 ft


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    Yeah I know what you mean.
    I don't think there's any way I could do that; I know we all take some risk in our lives but when it comes to jumping off anything from serious heights I guess I'm just not wired that way.

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    Yep, only 729mph-they had all kinds of sensors on him and those were direct readings. The AP can't be trusted to get anything right anymore......

    I think I would have barfed at least once on the way up-did you see the capsule slowing spinning in a circle...for 2 hours!!!! No way!!!
    Then, as he's diving towards Earth, he goes into a G-lock inducing spin-probably quite a few G-forces there. According to reports, he almost passed out at that point-oh, and he couldn't see part of the way down because his visor froze up.

    I think that's a record that will stand for a very long time!!!
    Now if he could have only waited about 20 more seconds before pulling the chute, he would have the record for the longest free-fall too. But, since he was going like Mach 1, he probably lost altitude more quickly than the guy that still holds the record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iflyems View Post
    Yep, only 729mph-they had all kinds of sensors on him and those were direct readings. The AP can't be trusted to get anything right anymore...
    They probably got the info here from Baumgartner's official blog
    which also says 833.9 mph / 1,342.8 km/h (Mach 1.24) based on PD...

    http://www.redbullstratos.com/blog/

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    The current world record is 1342.8 km/h (833.9 mph, equivalent of Mach 1.24) by Felix Baumgartner who skydived from 24 miles above earth on 14 October 2012. The record was set due to the high altitude where the lesser density of the atmosphere decreased drag
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Termina...ty#cite_note-4

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