Live: Red Bull Stratos
Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:52 PM
He will attempt to jump at 120,000ft.
Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:25 PM
I thought it has been canceled for 2012...
I'm really surprised to see this happening right now.
Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:28 PM
Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:22 PM
That means he would hear sounds he makes, and maybe his own speaking with some delay
Oh wow I never thought of that.
Even though we don't know if he broke the speed of sound at his altitude, i think he still did break the speed of sound at sea level (mach 1).
Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:19 PM
I missed the live view, it's really stunning if he's really exceeded the speed of sound. That means he would hear sounds he makes, and maybe his own speaking with some delay
Well, not really. He is moving at the same speed as himself, so he could still hear the sounds he made.
Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:24 PM
Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:28 PM
Yeah, I guess it's not light.... but any other sounds would be delayed/not heard, right? Like wind?
By the time the atmosphere was thick enough for him to hear wind, he would have been below the speed of sound anyway.
Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:37 PM
Fun fact: Fighter pilots cannot hear their engines after passing the speed of sound because the engine is located behind them.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:28 PM
Actually Baumgartner could also hear himself falling when he reduced his speed near the ground.
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