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42 Responses to Machtober!

  1. The difference, Baumgartner did it outside an Aircraft!

  2. Rajini Rao says:

    Quite a remarkable coincidence. #mindblown 馃檪

  3. Paul Duggan says:

    Carl Sizelove聽Yeager could of done it outside an aircraft, but he didn’t want to show off.

  4. Your Machtober comment is machnificent 馃檪

  5. Rajini Rao says:

    Interesting information on Yeager on the Wiki site:

    Two nights before the scheduled date for the flight, he broke two ribs while riding a horse. He was so afraid of being removed from the mission that he went to a veterinarian in a nearby town for treatment and told only his wife, as well as friend and fellow project pilot Jack Ridley about it.

    On the day of the flight, Yeager was in such pain that he could not seal the airplane’s hatch by himself. Ridley rigged up a device, using the end of a broom handle as an extra lever, to allow Yeager to seal the hatch of the X-1.

  6. Rajini Rao says:

    Not original, Russell Bateman , it was from a witty comment on the FB site, and I appreciate it as well!

  7. Rajini Rao says:

    I couldn’t get to it via your link, Feisal. Here is an alternative Atomic Blondie

    Blondie is so retro cool 馃檪

  8. Rajini Rao says:

    Now you’ve got me on a Blondie run.

  9. Somehow I doubt Col. Yeager, unassisted (or even assisted) by the engine aboard the X-1, could have exceeded Mach 1 when dropped from the wing of a bomber flying well below 125,000 feet. 聽If he did, I suspect he might not have survived.

  10. Rajini Rao says:

    Someone on another post was scoffing at today’s hoopla asking derisively, “so falling is now a technical breakthrough?”. Actually, no, but surviving is!

  11. Rajini Rao says:

    Feisal Kamil聽聽 This is one is instant nostalgia 馃榾


  12. The technical data Baumgartner’s enterprise provides may well prove of great value. 聽

    That may be the technical breakthrough.

  13. Rajini Rao says:

    Well said, Bill. What happened to the capsule he jumped from? Someone quipped, “Hey, he forgot to shut the door!”


  14. Rajini Rao says:

    Oops, LOL. Let me stick to Heart of Glass then Feisal. Haha!

    Did you see the Feline Felix on Peter Lindelauf post?

  15. True Paul Duggan聽But he would have had to jump out the plane just before it hit Mach One, and I’m sure that would have killed him. And I bet he would have said “your freakin crazy if you think I’m jumping from a balloon at 125,000 thousand feet”. They didn’t have the technology back then to pull it off. What Baumgartner did today was both amazing and down right crazy!

  16. Rajini Rao says:

    May be it was too mach for everyone, Joseph Kovacs .

  17. Rajini Rao says:

    My brother used to listen to that all the time!

  18. Tyler Dresden聽Great call!!

  19. Rajini Rao says:

    This is Bowie kind of day.

    Thanks Tyler Dresden and Jeff Godun 馃檪

  20. His next jump will be with one of those winged jump suits and he’ll try to fly around the World in one jump.

  21. Tyler Dresden聽Likewise, sir.

  22. Does this mean that the previous aborted attempt had been faked?

  23. Rajini Rao says:

    Excellent conspiracy theory, Zephyr L贸pez Cervilla 馃檪

    The weather was pretty bad all through the original week. This other person tried to cross the Irish sea in a hamster wheel (for charity), and the bad weather stymied him too. NPR radio ran a tongue in cheek story about all the failed attempts that week, saluting those who strive for new boundaries, weather permitting.

  24. Rajini Rao says:

    Whoa! Satan is a good looker. 馃檪

  25. james kalin says:

    my problem with satan is that he fudged the data on the provasic trials.

  26. If the first attempt had been set on October 14 nobody would have believed that they had chosen that date by pure chance (although there is around a 1/365 chance to coincide by chance). Then, why should we believe that the date of the second attempt has coincided by chance with this ephemerides? Perhaps they had planned to jump twice?

  27. Rajini Rao says:

    Zephyr L贸pez Cervilla聽, certainly the jump may have been planned to coincide with the anniversary of Yeager’s flight. That would make good marketing sense and even be a tribute to the original flight, although it is odd that the significance of the date was not broadcast all over the web site and in the commentary on YouTube.聽

    Tyler Dresden聽, I didn’t get that connection? Watched a bit..was it a TV show?

  28. Gaurav tyagi says:

    Thanks Rajini Rao聽..I learns a lot from your posts..Vry nice Pls keep 聽posting ..God Bless you..:):)

  29. NV NEO says:

    Spreading this around as much as I can 馃檪 Thanks for the Fun Fact Rajini Rao聽.. And its pretty obvious Felix chose this particular day to break the Sound Barrier.. But just imagine if he was just some minutes short from the Speed of Sound barrier.. Man if that happened, I’m sure he’d be thinking, “DOPE! Now I have to wait next year to do it again” :O

  30. mahek abbas says:

    wow! i didnt knew thattttt..thanks Rajini Rao聽

  31. NV NEO says:

    That’s Awesome! As we like to say in PNG, “Em Fitpla Mangi!”

    I bet he can look into the mirror proudly and say, “I still got it!” 馃槈

  32. Rajini Rao says:

    What’s PNG? I have to know 馃檪

  33. NV NEO says:

    Its short for the country Papua New Guinea. PNG

    Located in the Pacific Region directly above Australia 馃檪

  34. JB says:

    Chuck Norris is the only person to truly “break” the sound barrier. So stop with all this nonsense!

  35. Rajini Rao says:

    Pssht! Chuck Norris is a tired old hat 馃檪 The new awesome is this:

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