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I just found this out then came to the forum to post it, but I am obviously too late. I will be watching the live stream on YouTube, I hope I'm not too tired tomorrow I will still have to go to work. It's almost 10:30pm as is.
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Im so excited to watch this biggrin.gif Been following this story for awhile now
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Ah makes sense then...Curious...if you were to freefall from above the earth atmosphere would it be like hitting a solid brickwall and/or would you burnup? I would imagine his bones must be crushed in the process...

 

I don't know, but the Space Shuttle needs very special plating for re-entry to protect the already special material of the hull.  It's said that the true edge of space is at 62 miles up (327,360 feet), but he's only going to be about 22.72 miles up.  I'm assuming that this height might be some kind of safety limit because I'm wondering why he's not just going for a nice round number like 25 or 30 miles.  So the only answer I can come up with is maybe 120,000 feet (divide it by 5,280) is just about the limit as far as safety is concerned.

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Launch currently on hold because of high winds at 700 feet. LOL seems kinda funny to think they would hold at that altitude for some wind considering what they are trying to do.
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Somebody PM me when he is about to jump. smile.gif
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Launch currently on hold because of high winds at 700 feet. LOL seems kinda funny to think they would hold at that altitude for some wind considering what they are trying to do.

 

They're on the ground right now.

 

Besides, if they were to do this anyway even though there are high winds at 700 feet, then it could be extremely dangerous.  Not only that, but he would no longer be in the correct position above the LZ.

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Launch currently on hold because of high winds at 700 feet. LOL seems kinda funny to think they would hold at that altitude for some wind considering what they are trying to do.

Well when you capsule is made from material 20 times thinner than paper, I would worry about the wind to thumb.gif
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At the very least, the wind would knock you out of position and you'd no longer be in the correct longitudinal position above your LZ.

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Is the feed down for everyone or just me?
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Anyone watching the live feed now? Looks like a bunch of UFO's flying around in the background to the right side of the screen. tongue.gif
    
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