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#1 Hum

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:11

A year ago, Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a spaceship and, a good while later, landed safely on planet Earth.

Red Bull, which sponsored Baumgartner's stunt, recently released a point-of-view video of the death-defier's epic descent, complete with ever-changing mission data. It's exhilarating, terrifying and definitely worth watching (though maybe not if you have a fear of heights or, you know, the possibility of death).

A few things to keep in mind as you watch Baumgartner hurtle toward New Mexico. He hits speeds of around 830 miles per hour. He began his jump at nearly 128,000 feet above sea level (around 24 miles).  And, yeah, he does break the sound barrier.

 



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:18

Until he pulled that chute he was dropping faster a turd out a birds ass!



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 19:50

Awesome! I didn't however understand why there wasn't a sonic boom?



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 19:53

Awesome! I didn't however understand why there wasn't a sonic boom?

There was:

http://www.redbull.c...021243275206411



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 20:00

Awesome! I didn't however understand why there wasn't a sonic boom?

 

Since he was traveling faster then the speed of sound at the time that it happened, he wouldn't have heard it since he was in front of the sound moving away from it.

Would that be correct?



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 20:03

Since he was traveling faster then the speed of sound at the time that it happened, he wouldn't have heard it since he was in front of the sound moving away from it.

Would that be correct?

Yeah, I was just expecting to see the effect of the ripping air, you know, like the one aircrafts do.