Felix Baumgarter: Ballsiest Jumper Ever? [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Science

Here"s Baumgarter seconds from jumping at 71,580 feet.
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Male 4,893

NNoamfer - No he wouldn`t. Gravity will only accelerate an object to it`s terminal velocity, which is where the drag caused by the atmosphere equals the pull of gravity. Objects, like meteors, burn up because they are traveling extremely fast when they meet the atmosphere.
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Male 1,497
No video?
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Male 579
I don`t even like walking down stairs anymore at my age!
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Male 15,832
What`s the difference? Anything over 50` can kill you.
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Male 1,216
Wouldn`t he be burned to a crisp?
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Male 914
Sorry, but jumping from 100 feet is much ballsier.
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Male 2,675
So at what altitude do you have to worry about "burning up upon re-entry". lol.
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Male 43
*Baumgartner
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Male 3,612
see Joseph Kittinger holding the records for having the highest, fastest and longest skydive, from a height greater than 31 kilometres (19 mi)
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Male 5,080
Angelmassb yes but what is really missed is a video of the fall.
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Male 14,827
"The Man Who Fell From Space" I love how the technician in the red hat gives him the bird and then slaps him about the face just after he lands.
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Male 21
Nope this is balls

youtube - Kittinger, 1960 - The Man Who Fell From Space
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Male 15,510
And here is a video about it
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Male 5,811
That would depend I suppose on if you were stationary or moving, and if you had an adequate oxygen tank. Once you reach terminal velocity it`s not like you can go any faster, unless you change your shape, but this would be awesome!
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Male 5,314
WOOOOOO 5000!!!
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Male 5,314
that would be so cool
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Male 14,332
Quite the waste of time and money.
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Male 23
Not even close, Colonel Joseph Kittinger from 102799 ft in 1960. Redbull is trying to brake the jump record though. Check it out
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Male 20,131
Link: Felix Baumgarter: Ballsiest Jumper Ever? [Pic] [Rate Link] - Here`s Baumgarter seconds from jumping at 71,580 feet.
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