NM trying to horn in on the AZ tourist trade?
“This is what we want to find out: What happens to the human body when it breaks the speed of sound,” Baumgartner said. “That’s a big question mark.”[/quote]
Good luck you crazy SOB.
his advisor is that American guy who as a test pilot for US Air Force did the highest ever freefall way back in the 60s some time. Baumgartner also holds numerous other records for speed and horizontal distance in free fall.
A little info on
Joe Kittinger who holds the current record (and has done since 1960), one of the unsung ‘right stuff’ heroes of the space program.
hardball, your baumgartner guy is the same dude who parachuted off of Taipei 101. Here’s some more on him and his inspiration/competitors.
Recently I read a New Yorker article about record setting parachuter Michel Fournier and was so impressed I thought I’d share it. A retired French Army Colonel, Fournier has made more than 8,000 jumps. For the past few years he’s been training for and attempting to set a new world record by jumping out of a balloon 25 miles up, about 3 times the altitude that commercial jets fly at.
As described in that article, at 50 thousand feet any gases trapped in the body expand to more than 8 times the…
That’s damn impressive, alright. That video is great. More than 13 minutes back to Earth. I wonder if he told him mom what he was planning to do before he did it?