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Buoyancy and high altitude ballooning: the Red Bull Stratos mission

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A detailed analysis of buoyancy in the context of Felix Baumgartner's historic jump from 39 km altitude as the culminating event of the Red Bull Stratos mission. Buoyancy was provided by a helium-filled balloon that made the equipment less dense overall from the surrounding air.This article takes readers through the calculation of the density of the relevant gases (air and helium) and the net density of the ascent equipment. An error analysis shows that helium and air must have counter-diffused... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: February 22, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 24, 2013
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Submitter: Roy Jensen
Keywords: Baumgartner, helium balloon, ideal gas equation, Red Bull Stratos, Red Bull, density, ideal gas law, floating, Felix, balloon, buoyancy

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