P5_9 The Daredevil on Mars

Hannah Natasha Lerman, Benedict Irwin, Peter Hicks


This paper analyses the dynamics of the Daredevil, Felix Baumgartner’s Red Bull Stratos freefall if he were to perform the event in Mars’ atmosphere. We used an iterative simulation to calculate the trajectory taken under the effects of balancing drag and acceleration. We found that Felix would reach terminal velocity only a few hundred metres above the surface of Mars.

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