Felix Baumgartner completes record breaking free fall

The Future Post: Felix Baumgartner has successfully completed a record breaking jump from 128,000 feet above sea level.

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KingPin1830d ago

that was intense.

im glad everything went according to plan.

well done and congratulations to Felix and the team behind the scenes who made this event possible.

i salute you

Mr Patriot1829d ago Show
Shadow Flare1829d ago

I think this is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. The moment where he opened the door and you see space is incredible. That and when he fell out. I have a fear of heights, I would have crapped my pants man. This man has my respect. Very cool

SilentNegotiator1829d ago (Edited 1829d ago )

edit: Nevermind, I didn't realize it was gathering data.

When I heard "Red Bull", I figured it was just a run of the mill stunt. But record breaking.

Abdou231830d ago

Okay, why did he fall ? they discovered gravity in space or what ?!! :) :)

Anarki1830d ago

Space Fairies........ Space fairies brought him safely to the earth.

Abdou231830d ago

It was a real question you know, i really don't get it.

fatstarr1830d ago (Edited 1830d ago )

there's no gravity in space unless there's a rotating mass or a black hole near by.
the earths gravity pulls things toward it when they are close enough.
once he hits a certain point the earths gravity will come into play like it should.

also he jumps from his carrier towards the earth. his forward motion in space is sending him towards the earth until the gravity takes hold accelerating him to unhuman like speeds.

if he jumped away from earth and used thrusters or something he would float away into free space
because if your upward force beats gravity then you go up.

Shadow Flare1829d ago (Edited 1829d ago )

Except earths gravity actually reaches quite far, and gravity was clearer still there where Felix was because he just dropped out the capsule, he didn't throw himself a certain direction. And he wasn't exactly floating in his capsule. He was seated and was standing quite firmly, no floating. Even if he jumped up he would likely start falling again.

If earths gravity didn't reach as far as the Stratos capsule then satellites and the moon itself wouldn't orbit earth would it. They would just spin into space. And Felix didn't go as high as either of those

Speed-Racer1830d ago

Abdou23 -

There are gravitation forces even at that level.

TheFinalEpisode1829d ago

His balls are so huge that their gravitational force pulled him in anyway.

Shadow Flare1829d ago (Edited 1829d ago )

They were at least as big as that balloon

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Abdou231830d ago

Thnx guys for clarification. :)

pandehz1829d ago

Someone should try this without a chute

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