French Skydiver to Die Later This Week

Submitted by: jessieplume 9 years ago in Science

He"s attempting to jump from the edge of space. Is this stunt even worth it? His first two attempts have already failed.
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Male 1,590
He`s failed twice and is still alive?
How`s that possible?
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Male 4
Ha ha. The funny thing is that this was done already in the 1980s.
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Male 53
IAB is not usually the first place I go when looking for intellectual conversation, but the amount of stupidity I have read in the posts for this particular link just BLOWS... MY... MIND.
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Male 907
The terminal velocity for a human is 125 mph. He can`t go any faster than that.
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Male 1,497
Can he just die and get it over with...I want to see the crater...
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Female 65
Well....the attempt was a huge FAIL. His balloon `accidentally` left without him.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=2...

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Female 15,763
That`s not a typo, Mrsparks795.
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Female 30
well if he`s french then it won`t be too much of a loss...
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Female 681
dammnnn
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Male 326
did anyone notice the typo in the title? the ysaid die instead of dive
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Male 38
"Jesus Christ. Michel is French for Michael.
Do Americans have name issues?"

No.... we just know a sissy name when we hear it.

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Male 271
If his first two attempts at jumping failed, wouldn`t that mean he`s dead? :P
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Male 1,024
i tend to stay away from places where BLOOD BOILS.
he`s nuts.
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Male 3,296
"I`ve seen something like this in a magazine, the suit has a built in cooling system to stop the person wearing it from becoming a human fireball. Haha I can imagine someone asleep in their beds when a flaming head comes crashing through their roof."

i believe is popular mechanics or popular science

one of those..

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Female 42
im from saskatoon!!!!!
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Male 382
I`ve seen something like this in a magazine, the suit has a built in cooling system to stop the person wearing it from becoming a human fireball. Haha I can imagine someone asleep in their beds when a flaming head comes crashing through their roof.
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Male 199
"He is either going to make a record, or hit the ground really, really hard."

hitting the ground really really hard might be a record too.

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Female 584
"bah... there are two major failures here. 1) The guy is French. 2.) His name is Michelle."

Jesus Christ. Michel is French for Michael.
Do Americans have name issues? Murray Oliver`s name is round the wrong way. Oliver Murray, surely. ;)

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Male 14
ok, I know how someone fails at skydiving... but how in the hell does someone fail *twice*? It sounds like a Chuck Norris joke in reverse... "Michelle the French skydiver failed at skydiving... twice"
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Female 1,412
I couldnt be arsed watching...So..hes going to die? Or might die? Why would he do this...
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Female 1,566
\He sold all his possessions to finance the project. Which blew away. ahahahahahaha!
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Male 2,076
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7421435.stm

<lol he failed to make the jump as the balloon detached itself while being inflated. Probably safe to say something bad would happen to him if had gotten OFF the ground, but he didn`t even do that.

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Male 38
have the french ever done anything successfully? (except surrender....)
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Male 3,296
and regarding the video....

NASA has been experimenting this for about 5 years they even have a suit designed for and they were looking to test it

let me see if i can find the damn suit or a pic at least

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Male 3,296
"k,so, is there a typo in the title of this link?"

Go public school!!!

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Male 3,296
maybe she meant 900 miles per hour (chalimonsta)

cuz that would be somewhat accurate

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Male 1,053
HMMM hope he makes it :d
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Male 773
i read it in a paper also, said he might go into an 800rp/s spin, which im sure would be pretty annoying.
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Male 814
k,so, is there a typo in the title of this link?
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Male 1,244
Hey! Thats only 50 miles from my house!
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Male 132
Lol, the french.
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Male 287
It would be so hilarious if he did everything right...but then his parachute malfunctioned.
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Female 511
Terminal velocity means that the fastest a person can fall under the influence of gravity (at least with wind resistance fighting against it). It doesn`t mean you hit that speed and die. Basic physics people, please.
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Male 1,122
This happening fairly close to where I live so the radio is covering it regularly. The funny part is that on his attempt yesterday, his balloon flew away on him! haha.
Oh and for those that are talking about how fast he will go, he will still reach a terminal velocity, although the air is thinner so he will go faster than any skydiver has before.

Average Terminal Velocity - 320 km/hr with limbs pulled in.

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Female 24
didnt this already fail? horribly?
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Female 731
for hire huh? what? by the minute? hour? farmyard much? and the serious reply is: i think if you attempted to do that, yeah, you would probably have some physiological difficulties, this guy, however, has many years of practice.
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Male 679
And here`s the details. I guess it was 10 km short of Frenchy, but still. "Capt. Joe W. Kittinger achieved the highest and longest (14 min) parachute jump in history on August 16, 1960 as part of a United States Air Force program testing high-altitude escape systems. Wearing a pressure suit, Capt. Kittinger ascended for an hour and a half in an open gondola attached to a balloon to an altitude of 102,800 feet (31,330 m), where he then jumped. The fall lasted 4 minutes and 36 seconds, during which Capt. Kittinger reached speeds of 714 miles per hour (1,150 km/h)[6]. The air in the upper atmosphere is less dense and thus leads to lower air-resistance and a much higher terminal velocity."
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Female 328
This poor schmuck is as good as dead. Sooooo much can go wrong. If you fall from that height, and that speed, your body will shut down in mid-air from shock. That poor, poor bastard will be dead before he can even open his chute.

Or he will survive the fall, but wouldn`t it be funny if he had a massive heart attack once he landed? Not funny "ha-ha", but funny "uh-oh".

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Male 1,455
He`s dead, nuff said.
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Male 679
Meh, people have jumped from the edge of space before. The first time was back in the 60`s, if I remember correctly.
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Male 219
7 minutes freefall? Might get a bit boring - He should take travel scrabble to pass the time.
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Male 686
Isn`t the terminal velocity for people like 195 km/h? how could he go faster than that?
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Male 2,160
CharliMonsta...its good to know you "fall" alot,but i´d say you "fail" alot also
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Female 731
thanks letsgo, hows your fashion biz doing?
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Female 731
seriously, Math, please, pretty please, its 1.500kmph. or, one and a half million meters per hour. fancy that. any yeah, perhaps even a fancy yellow suit, sweet, thanks for the 0ver 9000 comment, i missed that one, [shucks]
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Male 703
aw man stupid balloon. charlimonsta 1,500 km isn`t 9,000 mph...its about 932mph...
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Female 128
Yeah, I fall pretty damn often, but not at 15,00 drating kilometers per hour.
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Female 1,002
"Dude, thats like over 9,000 mph.

Can the human body even stand that speed?"

It`s OVER 9000!!!!
...ahem, sorry ,couldn`t resist.
And maybe the human body could if you wore some special suit thing.

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Female 731
"CharliMonsta
Female, 18-29, Eastern US" you fail, go take some math lessons. bye.Dude.
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Male 335
what a poetic ending to this story:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/0...

Man I`d be pissed!!

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Female 731
"j0nes
Male, 30-39, Midwest US" Funny, I only see one.

the woman, on the other hand, she`s like the worst bits of france and cali mixed and excreted.

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Female 128
Dude, thats like over 9,000 mph.

Can the human body even stand that speed?

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Female 512
damnnn
i would be to scared to do that
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Male 38
bah... there are two major failures here. 1) The guy is French. 2.) His name is Michelle.
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Male 2,160
now i´m just waiting for the footage of the crater he makes...
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Male 1,091
I think he`ll make it...but 1,500kmph?!?! now thats scary!
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Female 449
Jeez, 7 minutes? Wonder what he would be thinking during that time... Most likely: "Uh oh... should`ve used the bathroom before I went"
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Male 205
Would be funny if he burnt up like a meteor or something :D
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Female 83
Wow, thats some scary stuff right there..
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Male 31
nice work.
saw it in the paper a few weeks back so its nothing new.
but still! gotta have some gutts!
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Male 165
He is either going to make a record, or hit the ground really, really hard.
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Female 84
Link: French Skydiver to Die Later This Week [Rate Link] - He`s attempting to jump from the edge of space. Is this stunt even worth it? His first two attempts have already failed.
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