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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. (Hi-tech)

KingPin  +   1143d 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 Patriot   1142d ago | Immature | show
Shadow Flare  +   1142d 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
Speed-Racer  +   1143d ago
Amazing day for science.
Daver  +   1142d ago
or for advertising
Speed-Racer  +   1142d ago
Somebody  +   1142d ago
We do need money to do science.
SilentNegotiator  +   1142d 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.
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Abdou23  +   1143d ago
Okay, why did he fall ? they discovered gravity in space or what ?!! :) :)
Anarki  +   1143d ago
Space Fairies........ Space fairies brought him safely to the earth.
Abdou23  +   1143d ago
It was a real question you know, i really don't get it.
fatstarr  +   1143d 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.
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Shadow Flare  +   1142d 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
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Speed-Racer  +   1143d ago
Abdou23 -

There are gravitation forces even at that level.
TheFinalEpisode  +   1142d ago
His balls are so huge that their gravitational force pulled him in anyway.
Shadow Flare  +   1142d ago
They were at least as big as that balloon
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Abdou23  +   1143d ago
Thnx guys for clarification. :)
pandehz  +   1142d ago
Someone should try this without a chute
Fishermenofwar  +   1142d ago
Master chief did.....
TechAnalyzer  +   1142d ago
lol response of the year
Bathyj  +   1142d ago
Go Oz
Gamesgbkiller  +   1142d ago
LOL ! Free fall
i just had exam on this subject .. but i failed :(
QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1142d ago
As Chuck Norris, Danny Trejo, and John Wayne looked on with envy....

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