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Old 17-08-2018, 00:15   #1
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Wow just amazing...... How did he survive the air pressure changes??
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Re: Red Bull Stratos - a jump from 120,000 feet above earth

He had a space suit on.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos - a jump from 120,000 feet above earth

That jump took place 5 years ago?
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Re: Red Bull Stratos - a jump from 120,000 feet above earth

Is that Felix Baumgartner? This was covered in the media very widely at the time. There’s no mystery as to how he survived it, he had a pressure suit made for him, IIRC the same kind worn by cosmonauts flying in Soyuz capsules. The mission ground commander was the man who had held the free-fall altitude record up til that point. Ascent was via a balloon, descent nearly killed him when he went into an uncontrolled spin, which Baumgartner saved himself from thanks to already having a great deal of experience at high altitude free fall.

I believe the stunt produced some useful data that has helped NASA develop improved space capsule emergency escape systems.
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Re: Red Bull Stratos - a jump from 120,000 feet above earth

Yes it's Felix.

He beat the record heald by Joseph Kittinger, who was his jump director.

Felix became the first man to break the sound barrier outside a vehicle.
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That jump took place 5 years ago?
Ya I just looked up info on it....... Its pretty impressive!!

I would be scared I think!!!
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Re: Red Bull Stratos - a jump from 120,000 feet above earth

https://www.cableforum.uk/board/show...t=felix&page=4
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Wow I cant believe I missed that thread!!!!!!!! (Maybe mine could be merged with it .. It IS the same guy right? (I quickly looked at it and it seems it is))

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Re: Red Bull Stratos - a jump from 120,000 feet above earth

This guy (deliberately) jumped 25000 feet without a parachute 2 years ago.

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