Sunday, October 14, 2012

Mission To The Edge Of Space

Felix Baumgartner has risen to over 103,000 ft. He's passed through the Armstrong line, which is the  point at which without pressurization the body's fluids start to boil. So when he comes down I guess he's really hoping the pressure of his suit remains intact.

I'm watching a live broadcast. Capsule oxygen is 27.8%. Over 30% is a fire risk. There's an issue with his face visor, which has over a hundred wires inside it to prevent it from icing up. They're troubleshooting it right now.  Must be scary for him. If something goes wrong he can't land without jumping. So he'd have to take the risk. Live by the sword...