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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What would happen if he hits a bird during his 23 mile free fall at the speed of sound?


I'm guessing it would look something like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxEUW3pQX6A
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What would happen if he hits a bird during his 23 mile free fall at the speed of sound?

he might have to do an emergency water landing in the Hudson.
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X_Factor_40 wrote:
What would happen if he hits a bird during his 23 mile free fall at the speed of sound?

he might have to do an emergency water landing in the Hudson.
Roswell to the Hudson is a long way Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty big balloon to get him up there

http://gizmodo.com/5951100/the-space-jump-mans-balloon-compared-to-the-statue-of-liberty
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome ... super jealous of the guy Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a story about it in Air & Space magazine. A bit dated but it has good info.

http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/Bullet-Man.html
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's nothing. Yesterday, I walked INTO Walmart through the EXIT door and EXITED through the ENTER door.


Shabang.
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That's nothing. Yesterday, I walked INTO Walmart through the EXIT door and EXITED through the ENTER door.


Shabang.


Dude, that's incredibly risky -- I would never even CONSIDER intentionally walking into a Walmart.
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How does he land? Are parachutes that strong to not rip by trying to slow him down going almost 700mph? Is it a special type of material? I feel like you'd have to gradually slow down, not just pull a rip cord at that speed. Anyone know?
He will reach speeds around 700mph in the upper atmosphere where the "air" is not very dense. He will slow down as he falls through more dense atmosphere. By the time he pulls his parachute he'll be going the same speed as any other skydiver.
Yeah, once he hits denser air, terminal velocity will decrease making that aspect a non-issue.

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What would happen if he hits a bird during his 23 mile free fall at the speed of sound?
That, however, might not be such a non-issue, considering what birds can do to planes depending on the size of the bird.
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fretgod99 wrote:

X_Factor_40 wrote:
What would happen if he hits a bird during his 23 mile free fall at the speed of sound?
That, however, might not be such a non-issue, considering what birds can do to planes depending on the size of the bird.


Especially an ostrich! I hope one isn't flying around where he's trying to land.
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Flaccomania wrote:
Russell2Bailey wrote:
That's nothing. Yesterday, I walked INTO Walmart through the EXIT door and EXITED through the ENTER door.


Shabang.


Dude, that's incredibly risky -- I would never even CONSIDER intentionally walking into a Walmart.


To R2B- I do (half) that every day. Laughing The enter doors are on the left in the Walmart I work at. Exit on the right. The only thing to left once you enter the doors is customer service. It's so much easier to go through the other doors. I usually leave by going through the exit doors, though.

To Flaccomania- How, exactly, would you unintentionally walk into a Walmart? Wouldn't that hurt? Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flaccomania wrote:
How does he land? Are parachutes that strong to not rip by trying to slow him down going almost 700mph? Is it a special type of material? I feel like you'd have to gradually slow down, not just pull a rip cord at that speed. Anyone know?


On the radio they were saying that once he hits our atmosphere, it will automatically slow him down to somewhere around 300 MPH or whatever the maximum terminal velocity is. (something to do with pressure or air thickness, of the different layers, I dont remember). Thats still super fast though.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've dealt with this man as well as other teams attempting to accomplish this feat. It's sad both teams have to keep postponing the attempt. They have spent a fortune on research and failed attempts. I hope they get the required wind conditions at some point.
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ZoomWaffle wrote:
Flaccomania wrote:
How does he land? Are parachutes that strong to not rip by trying to slow him down going almost 700mph? Is it a special type of material? I feel like you'd have to gradually slow down, not just pull a rip cord at that speed. Anyone know?
On the radio they were saying that once he hits our atmosphere, it will automatically slow him down to somewhere around 300 MPH or whatever the maximum terminal velocity is. (something to do with pressure or air thickness, of the different layers, I dont remember). Thats still super fast though.
Maximum is redundant there. Terminal velocity (during a fall) means, essentially, as fast as an object can go because the pull of gravity is equal to the force of air resistance, drag, etc. pushing back against the object.

If skydiving spread-eagle, terminal velocity is ~ 120 mph. Arms in it's roughly ~200 mph, I think. In a nosedive, it's much, much higher (at high atmosphere, the record is ~614 mph - thinner air, less resistance).

Terminal Velocity for the curious.
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So much nope for me. Laughing

You gotta have some brass balls to do something like that. Laughing
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