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First man in space

May 22, 2006


Rex  -  May 22, 2006, 20:16
That is very high up.
Dantalion  -  May 22, 2006, 20:17
WTF... thats why I never liked school, Always teaching you the wrong facts :( Theres one thing I dont understand, if he fell at that speed, why didnt he burn in the atmosphere? Or wasnt he high/fast enough for that...
faith (guest)  -  May 22, 2006, 20:42
wow. was he above the ozone layer? i don't know that he was. i always assumed gravity ended at the ozone layer, but does it end before?
Ulf  -  May 22, 2006, 21:04
The gravity does not 'end'. The moon is held in orbit by gravity for example :). The reason satellites stay in orbit is because they travel fast around earth and therefore have a centrifugal force.
muscle (guest)  -  May 22, 2006, 21:24
Dantalion. I think the speed was to low, object from the space have speed above 6000 m/s or 20 km/h, (20 000 fps)
nono (guest)  -  May 22, 2006, 21:58
He was not in space. That's not high enough. The official definition of being in space is higher up. Way much higher up.
Betel (guest)  -  May 22, 2006, 22:36
As nono wrote, this was hardly the first man in space.
Piiman (guest)  -  May 23, 2006, 01:03
Uhhuh nice, but misleading!
Perforated (guest)  -  May 23, 2006, 01:39
There is no real standard for where the boundary to space actually starts but somewhere between 80 - 100 km is a good mark. So this guy was way off, but I admire the guts of a man who can jump out from an aircraft at that altitude...
Dave (guest)  -  May 23, 2006, 05:53
History, science, and little know facts - true geek shit!
Bob (guest)  -  May 23, 2006, 05:56
The internationally recognized "Edge of Space" is 100km. Mike Melville became the first civilian astronaut in the first full test flight of SpaceShipOne, he reached an altitude of approximately 101km, I believe.
pre (guest)  -  May 23, 2006, 06:40
Perforated (guest)  -  May 23, 2006, 06:53
It might be a good thing to note that the US reckons that anyone who has been 80km up or higher is an astronaut (aka been in space). So the 100km border is not accepted by everyone.
nk (guest)  -  May 23, 2006, 16:18
So, that is the way they send astronauts in the US? By a balloon! I don’t know why I am not surprised! Hot air shuttle!
me (guest)  -  May 23, 2006, 16:57
Bullshit. Sounds loud, nothing really outstanding.
Randall (guest)  -  May 23, 2006, 23:14
I heard no mention of him loosing one of his gloves at a extremely high altitude.I don't even dare to jump from the the roof of the house!
Momotaro (guest)  -  May 24, 2006, 03:08
Funny how no-one ever seems to talk about this. Maybe because he wasn`t actually in space but just very high up.
Viklund (guest)  -  May 24, 2006, 15:22
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Nicro (guest)  -  May 25, 2006, 02:31
Sounds sceptical to me. When he slows down to the higher density of air lower down, it sounds like he's burn up in the atmosphere.
John (guest)  -  May 25, 2006, 05:05
Looks like a bullcrap to me. A hot air baloone can't go that high because it is cold starting just a few km up (that's why the peaks of mountains always have snow) and what ever that dude had to make the air hot would not last too long and still wouldn't be enough to keep baloon going up... I saw other videos and read articles how people tried to lift the baloons as high as possible but that didn't work very well. And if this would be true, then do we need rockets to put satalites in space?
Ezz (guest)  -  May 25, 2006, 07:13
No hot air baloon: and:
rehab  -  May 25, 2006, 10:10's you that sound sceptical not the subject itself. Anyway, who the hell are we to comment on where space is. Has any of us been?
... (guest)  -  May 25, 2006, 14:25
john befor you start commenting stupid ideas you shuld find some facts first nobody said it was a hot air ballon and the film camera i took with him showed how he was being pulled towards earth when he jumpt b
TakenForEver (guest)  -  May 25, 2006, 15:13
OMG :P was it brave or damn stupid to jump??? :P geeez
becca (guest)  -  May 26, 2006, 04:11
this sux what is so funny about this it should not be put as 100%
mora (guest)  -  May 26, 2006, 23:34
wow that was scary xD
tib  -  May 28, 2006, 01:03
humpf ! :)
Vin (guest)  -  May 28, 2006, 23:01
Becca, it's not listed as humor, fucknut. It's not intended to be funny.
pain  -  May 30, 2006, 17:05
dude space starts after Alt
Haardo (guest)  -  May 30, 2006, 17:06
The video is real indeed. The limit for being officially in space is the altitude of 100km. Although I can't remember if he actually got that high since his glove started leaking pressure out of his suit. Might have been that he had to jump because the pressure outside just got too low before he got to the 100km limit. But... Can't remember since it's been quite a while since I last saw the documentary about this flight.
zoja (guest)  -  June 3, 2006, 09:44
ben ladden (guest)  -  June 6, 2006, 11:50
let's do it again
Buggerit! (guest)  -  June 15, 2006, 16:03
He is luckey he can't reach a hight enough speed to burn out in the atomosphere. He would then have been the highest firework ever launched!
bullshit (guest)  -  July 6, 2006, 09:42
complete bull... if he was in space the density of his craft would be higher than sorounding enviornment thus he would go down... its bull:( sorry guys
Paul (guest)  -  July 8, 2006, 01:04
Seriously.. you can show every parkour video in the world. But this guy did a skydive from space at the speed of sound. Gigantic Balls. -P-
no bull (guest)  -  July 10, 2006, 09:50
BS, do you even bother reading the comments before posting?
Arngrim (guest)  -  July 14, 2006, 19:57
@ Bullshit: LOL You need to read basic physics before you write about them! Ah well, gave me a good laugh :-)
John (guest)  -  July 17, 2006, 05:02
I think it is a load of bull...but remember you couldn't burn up...terminal velocity?????
eep (guest)  -  July 19, 2006, 04:02
He was not "in space" but he was higher than anyone else had been at the time. I believe he still holds the record for highest parachute jump. He was in a lighter than air vehicle, so there had to be some atmosphere for him to be going up, therefore, he was not in space. Yes he probably could have gone higher if his glove had not started to leak.
eep (guest)  -  July 19, 2006, 04:05
Terminal velocity is faster in a thinner atmosphere, and sound is slower.
Whatever (guest)  -  August 17, 2006, 17:31
Incredible how ignorant people can be. Just because an spacecraft hitting the atmosphere at 40.000 km/h gets heated up, doesn't mean everything involving the atmosphere just "burns up". There's a difference in jumping from a table and jumping from a ten story building. Pay attention in class, you morons. But what can you expect when 30% of americans have forgotten which year the twin towers were struck by Saddam Hussein .. or whatever happened.
Guinnes (guest)  -  August 28, 2006, 21:01
WOLK  -  September 2, 2006, 05:44
Niedec (guest)  -  September 4, 2006, 09:07
Yes, WOLK, we all "spik" quite "flooently". Please learn to do the same. Anyway, all I know about space is that it's either the magnetosphere or the ionosphere that officially ends earth and begins the empty black void beyond. I doubt the guy made it that high, though, as I'm sure the electric (magnetic?) forces would have caused some sort of camera malfuntion if you jumped. I could be completely wrong, though. Cool video, nonetheless.
Deleted0001  -  September 5, 2006, 18:33
I seriously didn't know that he was the first man in space! What's happening?
fo shizzle (guest)  -  October 2, 2006, 15:26
Islamicblood  -  November 23, 2006, 20:45
acceleration and gravity are the same according to einstein. the speed of gravity on the earth 9.8 meters per second. lets sasy you were in an elevator in space. when that elvator goes at a velocity of 9.8 m/sec then the force of acceleration would be pushing down on you. you would feel that were still on earth because the force of gravity and accelartion are the same.
Islamicblood  -  November 23, 2006, 20:47
using what is known as tensor analysis einstein developed his theory of general relativity (spacetime).
Dr. Jon (guest)  -  December 30, 2006, 17:54
Islamic blood, not when the elevator has a velocity of 9m/s but acceleration of 9m/s^2 . I really cant see the problem here.
beerbamabob  -  January 22, 2007, 06:39
Babazon  -  January 27, 2007, 13:44
2 words. Yuri Gagarin
Trakka (guest)  -  January 29, 2007, 15:01
The commentary is sketchy , to say the least. He was able to fall so fast due to the absence of a thick enough atmosphere to slow him down. If you ever get the chance to see the original film, you will begin to hear the thickening atmosphere and see it's effects in slowing him down gradually. Initially he was under the influence of gravity ONLY with no wind resistance encountered, hence the high speed. "..I see dumb people, they're everywhere! They walk around just like everyone else! They don't even know they're dumb..."
everybody_says_stupid_shit (guest)  -  February 18, 2007, 17:13
beerbamabob Yes, free fall reaches the speed of sound, if there's no air to slow your fall. Please, people, learn stuff!
Jon (guest)  -  March 7, 2007, 11:44
Okay, first of all no we cannot put satellites in space with balloons because they can't escape the earths gravitational pull at that altitude. Second of all, at that altitude 90% of the earths atmosphere is below them, so there is very little air resistance, so its quite possible he reached the speed of sound. Third, The only reason this could be considered "space" was because of the altitude he was at, not necessarily in a vacuum or weightless yet.
Joshua (guest)  -  October 24, 2007, 19:54
Your all GEEKS that havn't got anything better to do than critisize eachother and the video you just watched. Please sort your F word Lives out. P.S - Your mums sucked my dick 2 days ago
Attila (guest)  -  January 30, 2008, 15:47
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proud russian (guest)  -  June 6, 2008, 03:02
stupid americans teaching the wrong facts. the russians were the first to send living creatures in space, were the first ones in space, first woman in sapce and first MANED SPACECRAFT ON THE MOON THEY JUST DIDN'T GET OUT OF THE CRAFT!
awesome (guest)  -  October 2, 2008, 17:40
that guys a pimp
Proud American (guest)  -  October 2, 2008, 17:40
russians are too panzy and poor to get out of their craft
Charlotte And Nicola (guest)  -  January 20, 2009, 13:13
Hiyaa x were in school atm :) that vidio was alsome (Y) but though your FUCKING HOMEO
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SBB:>> .... 鄧玉嬌 事件Thank you for sharing the info. Even tho it was one of the top-ten 2009 news in China, I miessd it completely. According to Wikipedia, it appears some of the local officials and/or supporters were trying to cover it up.>> ... 倪匡 .... 中國國內很多不可思議的怪現象I should go to the Chinese section of the local public library and see if I can borrow some of his books.>> ... 李怡 ... 不過與智慧人生有關的文字 應該是歷久常新 恆久而不會變舊 每個年代都是同樣的真理 I am not sure of that. More often than not, what we call "facts" are actually ppl's opinions!!! And opinions are hardly universal truths !!
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Marytaty (guest)  -  September 18, 2014, 10:28
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