Which umbrellas have more output? Reflective or shoot through?
Pressure Suit? He BETTER be wearing his fire-proof, asbestos underwear :-) Remember, that to stay and maintain an orbit, the Shuttle must make escape velocity, 17,500mph, or roughly 7 miles/sec. Assuming our intrepid hero jumps from the Shuttle and has enough oxygen to last long enough for HIS orbit to decay enough to achieve reentry, he's liable to turn into the biggest fireball this side of the Fourth of July Not very 'bright', no matter HOW you look at it :-) Jimmer
I actually wouldn't mind this idea and I've been saying this for a while now. But I wish it could be Undertaker Kane vs, The Shield. That match would've been SOOO AWESOME!!!
They would simply float away from the shuttle. Keep in mind, the shuttle is traveling at 18,000 mph, and it is in orbit. Anyone on the shuttle is also traveling at that speed and in orbit. Stepping or jumping off the shuttle won't change that.you would simply be another object in orbit. Joe Kittenger was NOT in orbit.102,000 feet is about 20 miles. The shuttle is up 100-300 miles.
He would have to jump with a great force, to decelerate to a speed slow enough to fall into a decaying orbit. There are no spacesuits designed to take the heat of reentry, he would sizzle.
Joe Kittinger's balloon was more or less stationary. The Shuttle travels at 17,320 mph. If you dive into the atmosphere at such speed, you will burn up like a meteor.