Guy Wants To Break Sound Barrier With No Vehicle

February 8, 2012


Felix Baumgartner, 41, is still planning to break the sound barrier. But not in a plane or jetcar, oh no, with his body by skydiving out of a helium-ballooned capsule from 120,000 feet (36,576 meters, ~22 miles). If successful, it will mark the highest and longest skydive, as well as the first time a man has successfully dove out of a capsule 22 miles up without getting his balls stuck in the doorway. The whole shabang is being sponsored by Redbull because, even if that shit doesn't give you wings, it WILL f*** your brain up enough to make you think you can do something you shouldn't. *jumps off balcony to avoid taking the stairs*

Hit the jump for a Rebull-made video about the attempt, but not before I become the first person to break the sound barrier with their body instead. *PFFFFFFFFFFT!!* Haha -- suck it, Felix! *checking boxers for solids*

Skydiver to Attempt Record-Breaking Supersonic Space Jump [space] (with a bunch more info on the science)

Thanks to Mr. Fancy, patricia and KarmaPolice, who have zero interest in breaking the sound barrier with their bodies because they heard you turn into music if you do.

  • Dreydon Barber

    pft, he's copying Rainbow Dash

  • Garrett Spicer

    Does Iron Mans Suit count as a vehicle?

  • This_Update_Sucks

    KLanD got pwned.

  • chris27scot

    theyve done it before. just another redbull publicity stunt

  • KLanD

    Break the speed of sound??

    Lets see..

    The highest recorded terminal velocity of a human is ~210mph.

    The speed of sound is ~760mph

    So unless you've got a rocket pack.. good luck with that.

  • Actually the man they interviewed at the beginning who has the record right now reached speeds of 614 mph sooo

  • KLAND---You're wrong that it can't be done.  He has a team of specialists and ex-military helping him with the stunt.  DO YOU NOT THINK THAT THEY'D KNOW WHETHER IT IS POSSIBLE OR NOT?  Holy shit man, use some common fucking sense.  These guys aren't paid to jerk off, they've had careers in physics and what-not, I THINK THEY KNOW A LITTLE BETTER THAN YOU.

  • Eduardo Yonamine

     It's possible because of the height they're planning to jump from. The atmosphere is less dense at that height, so there's a different air resistance and terminal velocity. That's also why he needs an astronaut suit to do this since the atmosphere is too thin there and without a pressure suit he would die.

  • Lincoln Williams


  • luxlucetintenebris

     You fail badly! o.o

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