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#106 stevember

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:22

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:24

I am still trying to find video of the event, because I had to go out of town yesterday. :(


https://www.youtube....h?v=MT1DhcQg0Os



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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:49

1st Footage from his suit is up! (Chest cam looking at his head)



source: http://www.theverge....ed-bull-stratos

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:46



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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:39

Next stop is the group that wants to SpaceDive from above the Karman Line - the defined boundary of space at 100 km / 62 miles. Useful for bailing out of suborbital spacecraft and during orbital launches.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:59

Next stop is the group that wants to SpaceDive from above the Karman Line - the defined boundary of space at 100 km / 62 miles. Useful for bailing out of suborbital spacecraft and during orbital launches.

I wouldn't be surprised if they go on to do that with support from NASA or another space agency...one of the main goals was to see if that would theoretically be possible (bailing out of craft)...it appears it is....
Tho I think if they were going from higher they'd need some sort of retrorocket/stabilization...he almost span out of control on this one and only got it back cause he started to get enough air resistance to exert some control... going from near on 3 times as high for a Karman line jump, I don't think he'd have survived.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 13:01

1st Footage from his suit is up! (Chest cam looking at his head)

http://youtu.be/qGlF4Wtf1WM

source: http://www.theverge....ed-bull-stratos


Honestly looking at this, I think he could have gotten faster if it wasn't that he lost control and started spinning pretty erratically Also they said his face shield fogged up, which means he had problems seeing so that sucked.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 13:28

Didn't they say he hit around 800 mph though? Isn't that fast enough haha

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 13:47

>
... going from near on 3 times as high for a Karman line jump, I don't think he'd have survived.


They could deploy a drogue chute higher than they did to slow the descent, just before he went into the spin. The only reason they didn't here was to break the sound barrier.

Techs from orbit being exploref would include the use of an inflatable heat shoeld, possibly actively cooled by gas discharged into the plasma at the hot side. NASA toyed with this as MOOSE about 50 years ago but materials science wasn't up to it. Now it is, and one was tested unmanned last year. It worked.

MOOSE (Man Out Of Space; Easiest)
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 15:39

Didn't they say he hit around 800 mph though? Isn't that fast enough haha

833.9mph (Mach 1.24) and No, lets get him to 1000mph!

That MOOSE is cool... strange name lol...I wonder what the harder methods where...

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 23:38

That has to be the most awesome experience that anyone could possibly ever have in life. Onwards and upwards.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:07

Chest cam video is crazy. he is spinning and trying to regain control.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 23:12

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 23:51

That MOOSE is cool... strange name lol...I wonder what the harder methods where...


"Easiest" in terms of KISS (keep it simple stupid.) "Harder" would be a more complex device like an ejectable capsule.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:51



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