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Extreme Skydiving

As if skydiving isn't extreme already.
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For the truly adventurous...

Get into a space-suit equipped with a parachute and jump from a shuttle nearing the atmospheric outskirts of the Earth. Freefall for looooooong time.

jivetalkinrobot, Jul 29 2003

Long long ago in a galaxy far far away... http://web.archive....reme_20Sky_20Diving
Half baked, but since it's gone now, I guess that makes it fair game. [DrCurry, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

one of several space jumps http://www.spacedai.../spacejump-01a.html
[po, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Dover > Calais http://news.bbc.co....uk_news/3106147.stm
Impatient, ain't I? [thumbwax, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

god of the skys http://uk.news.yaho...30731/80/e58h2.html
[sufc, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Dover > Calis http://www.calisvilla.co.uk/
It's in Turkey. Quite a jump! [snarfyguy, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       Don't you just burn up entering the atmosphere?   

       Unless you're Vin Diesel or something?
snarfyguy, Jul 29 2003

       I was thinking regular skydiving, but you wear a jetpack that accelerates you even faster than normal, down towards the earth.
phundug, Jul 29 2003

       Theres the HALO(High Altitude Low Opening) jump where you go so high you need an oxygen supply or the HAHO(High Altitude High Opening) jump where you also need a heated, pressurised suit.
chud, Jul 29 2003

po, Jul 29 2003

       How about diving into a hurricane or an aurora borealis?
grip, Jul 29 2003

       Parachuting the eye of a hurricane, now that would be a rush.   

       Or the eye of Vin Diesel
DeathNinja, Jul 30 2003

       Parachutes are for pussies.
thumbwax, Jul 30 2003

       Ive just heard on the radio that someone is going to jump out of a plane over Dover and try to land in Calis. I will look for a link
sufc, Jul 30 2003

       didnt someone jump from space and try to break the sound barrier with areo dynamics alone? about a year or two ago? i cant remember the details, my memory aint what it used to...ummm...what was i saying?
HalfwayHebrew, Aug 12 2003

       Yup, that’s baked. - Mach 1.6.
Shz, Aug 12 2003

       Yeah the guy jumped outta the plan strapped to a huge fiber- galss wing! he made it as well lol! I bet he landed on Calais beach head first in the sand like an effin dart! lol!
Tris, Oct 02 2003


<Prof. Pluter taps her pointer on a black board--drawing your attention to the flaming meteor drawn there> The first problem, you zee, is the sideways velocity, V-sideways, which is enough to burn you up in seconds. The second problem is that you don’t burn up at all, because you don’t fall anywhere when you jump out the shuttle, you just circle around and around, orbiting the earth until your oxygen runs out and you die. Eventually your obit decays and you burn up.
pluterday, Oct 02 2003


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