View Full Version : freefall from the edge of space

10-09-2012, 05:23 AM
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10-09-2012, 04:42 PM
The edge of space?

10-14-2012, 11:22 AM
He did it, it's over.

10-14-2012, 01:09 PM
Two hours for the trip up, thirty minutes stationary and ten minutes down.

10-15-2012, 05:35 AM
A kingdom for that view :)

"Melyssa K" Kennedy
10-19-2012, 10:01 AM
He's lucky he didn't get hit by any microscopic space debris.

10-19-2012, 10:46 AM
To be quite fair he wasn't even close to space, was he? He was about 34km high as I recall, and officially space 'starts' at 75km.

"Melyssa K" Kennedy
10-19-2012, 11:07 AM
True. Doesn't space start where the Earth's atmosphere ends? I mean, even the term "space" would seem to fit that.

10-19-2012, 12:17 PM
If you have not seen the actual "space" jump video, I recommend it. No way...not a chance, not ever would I jump from the view I saw. Holy shit, the jump looks like the view from an orbiting satellite. I give that guy a thumbs up.

"Melyssa K" Kennedy
10-19-2012, 07:09 PM
I definitely threw up in my mouth a little bit when he jumped.

As far as how close he was to the edge of space or not, I mean, his balloon stopped rising. Would it even be possible for him to go higher? I don't think it would even be possible to pass the Kármán Line in a balloon and be in actual space.

It probably all depends on the density of the air in the balloon. That's probably why it stopped rising, the air inside and outside reached equilibrium.

10-19-2012, 07:59 PM
Whatever line he was about to cross, he did not cross it. I don't put something on the middle of the table and say it's on the edge.

Don't get me wrong, I still have a huge amount of respect for what he did (though I got a bit impatient), but he wasn't at the edge of space.

edit: Unless it's the line that means you cannot survive without a pressure suit, he did cross that.

"Melyssa K" Kennedy
10-19-2012, 08:13 PM
Yeah, he'd have boiled frozen without the suit.