#201 Posted by villainy (638 posts) -

Just announced in the press conference as Mach 1.24. Incredible.

#202 Edited by RollingZeppelin (2250 posts) -

@villainy said:

Just announced in the press conference as Mach 1.24. Incredible.

Yep:

373 m/s

1342.8 kph

833.9 mph

Mach 1.24

#203 Posted by HistoryInRust (6511 posts) -

@ZeForgotten said:

@Jimbo said:

@Biddy said:

Who else put Power as background music?

'Lift Off' from Watch The Throne for me.

Tom Petty - Free Falling

"Face Down, Ass Up" by 2 Live Crew.

#204 Posted by ShockD (2486 posts) -
@RollingZeppelin said:

@villainy said:

Just announced in the press conference as Mach 1.24. Incredible.

Yep:

373 m/s

1042.8 kph

833.9 mph

Mach 1.24

But shouldn't we have seen a sonic boom then?
#205 Posted by HistoryInRust (6511 posts) -

Weta did a nice job with the CG there.

#206 Posted by PillClinton (3340 posts) -

Guess I missed the press conference. Was it streamed on their YT channel?

#207 Edited by RollingZeppelin (2250 posts) -

@ShockD said:

@RollingZeppelin said:

@villainy said:

Just announced in the press conference as Mach 1.24. Incredible.

Yep:

373 m/s

1342.8 kph

833.9 mph

Mach 1.24

But shouldn't we have seen a sonic boom then?

Not necessarily. The reason we can see the sonic boom is because where the air is accelerated past the speed of sound there is a rapid increase in pressure. This is called the shock wave. If there is water vapour present in the air, the rapid increase pressure will cause water droplets to form at the location of the shockwave. Felix was so high when he broke the sound barrier, there was almost no water present so it would have been impossible to see the sonic boom without proper imaging instrumentation.

#208 Posted by JackSukeru (6052 posts) -

Curse my need for sleep!

#209 Edited by CaptainTightPants (2829 posts) -

So when is someone going to add this to footage of the jump.

#210 Edited by Kteven (62 posts) -

@CaptainTightPants: I was waiting for the same thing. found a few this morning. I like this one.