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A quick google search shows terminal velocity at around 210MPH doing a bullet dive. So I imagine the thinner atmosphere would help, but I don't know either.

Maybe dive in, for a little extra speed?
post #22 of 57
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Maybe dive in, for a little extra speed?
Dive in? Are you saying push off? That doesn't change the fact that you can only fall so fast.
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post #23 of 57
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Dive in? Are you saying push off? That doesn't change the fact that you can only fall so fast.

Yeah.

It still doesn't change it, I know...


Thinner air must have an effect, so does aerodynamics.
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Terminal Velocity occurs when the force of air pushing against an object matches the force of gravity. The higher your altitude, the faster you need to be traveling to make thinner air match that force. So it's possible for him to briefly break the speed of sound, but as he falls he will slow down considerably.
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oh man that guy is sooooo lucky. I hope to do this before I die.
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Dive in? Are you saying push off? That doesn't change the fact that you can only fall so fast.
did some reading here ya go

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/02/faster-than-terminal-velocity/
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I'm sure the suit will be pressurized.
Also, you are pretty much dead if the chute fails to open on any skydive...


He's the reason why its not 100% certain death if your parachute doesn't open

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-435377/The-man-fell-12-000-ft---survived.html
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post #28 of 57
People these days.
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I'm sure people having been pushing the limit of sanity for quite a while now. It's certainly not 'these days'.
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More respect to kittinger.
It's not even that much more than he did and with what they had at that time, I bet it took more skill/balls than this new guy smile.gif
    
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