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Felix Baumgartner test-jumps in preparation for his ultimate mission: a record-breaking supersonic free fall from 23 miles in the sky. Don’t miss SPACE DIVE, a 2-hour special about the epic jump, coming in November only on the National Geographic Channel.

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Felix Baumgartner test-jumps in preparation for his ultimate mission: a record-breaking supersonic free fall from 23 miles in the sky. Don’t miss SPACE DIVE, a 2-hour special about the epic jump, coming in November only on the National Geographic Channel.

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Patryk Matejko
Patryk Matejko

Polish language:

Po 1 w kosmosie nie ma przyciągania a nawet jeżeli przyciąganie ziemskie sięga tak daleko to skoczek nie spadałby tak szybko.

 Po 2 skąd wzięły się szumy z mikrofonu tego skoczka podczas skakania skoro w kosmosie nie istnieje dźwięk i nie ma wiatru?

 Po 3 gdzie skoczek ma spadochron? Bo mniemam że to białe "pudło" na plecach to pojemnik na powietrze ziemskie (bo w kosmosie również nie ma powietrza).

 English language (sorry for my english):

 After 1 in space there is no gravity and even if gravity goes back so far that no jumper would fall so quickly.
 After 2 What was the noise from the microphone of the jumper while jumping as in space there is no sound and no wind?

 After 3 where was jumper's parachute? Because I presume that the white "box" on his back is the container to air (because in space there isn't also air).

Chris Field
Chris Field

@Patryk Matejko  


He was still in the earth's atmosphere, so all laws of gravity still apply (and there would still be wind and noise).

Regarding your 3rd point... yes, the pack on his back contained his parachute.  In fact it contained 3 parachutes - a main parachute, a 2nd parachute in case the first one failed, and a smaller parachute to help him stop spinning.  

His oxygen tanks were on both sides of his pack.

Just curious... did you think this was a hoax?

Chris Field
Chris Field

@Patryk Matejko  

Additional note to my first statement.  Baumgartner was technically in the stratosphere (still part of the earth's atmosphere).