Skydiver descends 24 miles, breaks sound barrier

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  1. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    News from The Associated Press
     
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    This is a fantastic superhuman effort. Travelling at Mach 1.24 wow what an achievement.
     
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    The video of the sky dive, watch the speed ticker on the top of the screen

     
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    Bravery and foolishness do have a very thin boundary...
     
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    This was more then a stunt, it was a very involved, complicated and expensive research project necessary for commerical space projects safety. The US space program has or is evolving from a goverment program into a commerical competive enterprise.
     
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    If the guy died in the process then it is foolishness. You don't have to send a man to the edge of life just to test a "possible" escape suit. A dummy with sensitive measuring devices dropped from the same altitude could have done the job more efficiently and safely.
     
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    It was sponsored by Red Bull :)
     

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