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    That first step is a real lulu...

    Freefall from 128,000 ft.

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    Here's another take with some history...

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    Impressive, but Joe Kittinger was and is the man.
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    I remember watching that live. It was amazing seeing the silouette of a man as he began his fall, almost immediately turn into a dot in the distance and then disappear. He was moving.

    Now people are looking at suits to enable people to leap from the ISS should there be a disaster and no time to send a rocket up for rescue.
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    crazy bastard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    I remember watching that live. It was amazing seeing the silouette of a man as he began his fall, almost immediately turn into a dot in the distance and then disappear. He was moving.

    Now people are looking at suits to enable people to leap from the ISS should there be a disaster and no time to send a rocket up for rescue.
    The spinning is the problem. I wonder if gyros could help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    I remember watching that live. It was amazing seeing the silouette of a man as he began his fall, almost immediately turn into a dot in the distance and then disappear. He was moving.

    Now people are looking at suits to enable people to leap from the ISS should there be a disaster and no time to send a rocket up for rescue.
    How can you leap from ISS... it is in stable orbit. Any "leap" would leave you in the same orbit... you need to decelerate... would a human lose enough energy in the time they would have for their O2 to last to decelerate enough to break orbit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    The spinning is the problem. I wonder if gyros could help?
    Mmm....gyros. Bring plenty of napkins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    crazy bastard
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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    How can you leap from ISS... it is in stable orbit. Any "leap" would leave you in the same orbit... you need to decelerate... would a human lose enough energy in the time they would have for their O2 to last to decelerate enough to break orbit?
    and the re-entry could be spectacular.

    and fatal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    and the re-entry could be spectacular.

    and fatal.
    Terminal velocity tends to be terminal when it ends abruptly.

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    I was thinking you'd become a shooting star... nothing left to stop...
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    I was thinking you'd become a shooting star... nothing left to stop...
    Red Rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    Impressive, but Joe Kittinger was and is the man.
    Yup, read a little about him. He is a bad ass.
    If you don't know the way, you shouldn't be going there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
    Yup, read a little about him. He is a bad ass.
    WOW! Thanks for the suggestion. Here's a link for the google impaired: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Kittinger

    POW in both Korea and Vietnam, He flew 483 combat missions over 3 tours in 'Nam and was shot down and taken prisoner just before his third tour was to end.

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    Because he was wearing lululemons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    I remember watching that live. It was amazing seeing the silouette of a man as he began his fall, almost immediately turn into a dot in the distance and then disappear. He was moving.

    Now people are looking at suits to enable people to leap from the ISS should there be a disaster and no time to send a rocket up for rescue.
    This would come in handy for an problem like the Columbia shuttle, if they could eject from the damaged craft before reentry.
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    A re-entry space suit would still need heat shields and rockets to change the person's orbit. So, basically, it's a mini-capsule.

    Kittinger footage:

    Last edited by rm -rf; 02-04-14 at 10:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    Because he was wearing lululemons?
    Winter brings out your sense of humor!

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