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Anyone know how fast an unprotected human could go, before the wind forces beat him to death?

 

Superman episode. Little girl wins a trip around the world, carried by Sups.

 

As they're about to leave, he tells the folks at the Planet, "We'll see y'all in a couple of hours".

 

Couple of hours? Hmm. How far in that couple of hours?

 

Diameter of the Earth: 24,900 miles.

 

25000 miles in two hours. 12,500 mph.

 

Well, I know Sups can fly that fast, but it oughta be kinda hard on that little girl. B)

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Col. John Stapp survived 570 mph and 46 Gs of deceleration.

 

But I suspect it was not fun.

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stapp

 

Another volunteer endured 83Gs deceleration, which is not wind pressure, but dang!

 

 

 

 

 

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Perhaps he has a secret force field? ;)

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Wrapped her in his super cape. No problemo.

 

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5 minutes ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

Wrapped her in his super cape. No problemo.

 

But he didn't.

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39 minutes ago, Alpo said:

Anyone know how fast an unprotected human could go, before the wind forces beat him to death?

 

Superman episode. Little girl wins a trip around the world, carried by Sups.

 

As they're about to leave, he tells the folks at the Planet, "We'll see y'all in a couple of hours".

 

Couple of hours? Hmm. How far in that couple of hours?

 

Diameter of the Earth: 24,900 miles.

 

25000 miles in two hours. 12,500 mph.

 

Well, I know Sups can fly that fast, but it oughta be kinda hard on that little girl. B)

Diameter of the earth 7917.5 miles. Circumference 24901.

 

what altitude above the earth does he fly?  Multiply that by 2 π and add to the circumference. 

 

In reality he he does not fly a max circumference flight but at higher latitudes where the distance is not quite as great.

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13 minutes ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

Perhaps he has a secret force field? ;)

They used that in Lois and Clark. The force-field his body gave off protected anything that he touched or that was touching him. That's why his super suit did not have to be made from his baby blanket. And he could carry Lois and fly into outer space and she wouldn't die from the vacuum.

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2 minutes ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

Diameter of the earth

 

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1 minute ago, Alpo said:

They used that in Lois and Clark. The force-field his body gave off protected anything that he touched or that was touching him. That's why his super suit did not have to be made from his baby blanket. And he could carry Lois and fly into outer space and she wouldn't die from the vacuum.

Way before vacuum kills her, the Armstrong limit would kill her without the force field.

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6 minutes ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

In reality he he does not fly a max circumference flight but at higher latitudes where the distance is not quite as great.

First, he was flying low enough to allow the little girl to see what they were flying over. From the pix, it appears to be 1000 feet or less.

 

It's true they weren't flying along the equator, but they flew over London, over Paris, then went down near the equator and flew over Arabia. Flew over Hawaii, through the Grand Canyon then north again to make it to New York.

 

 

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One thing for sure, the little gal would have burned up from the air friction. At Mach 3, skin temps of the SR71 reached 600-900 degrees F, depending on altitude 

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30 minutes ago, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:

One thing for sure, the little gal would have burned up from the air friction. At Mach 3, skin temps of the SR71 reached 600-900 degrees F, depending on altitude 

She even kept her hair styled.  That must be industrial old with high flash point hair spray.

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2 hours ago, Birdgun Quail, SASS #63663 said:

It's a lie.  Superman didn't fly around the Earth. <_<  The Earth is flat!! -_-

 

Naw.  They flew in a circle - like a phonograph needle.  :)

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There is no problem here.. cuz Superman is a fictional character.
Fictional characters can bend or break all the laws of the universe...

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I always wondered why Superman never made a sonic boom or created a shock wave of any sort..

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HA!!!  PLUS ONE too Birdgun and Hardpan  B)

 

Sheesh already

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