Felix Baumgartner Standing Outside the Capsule
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The Space Jump That Shook the World
A new documentary further explores the challenges behind Stratos on its one-year anniversary.
By Roel Concepcion
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Before October 14, 2012, the name Felix Baumgartner didn’t register a blink from the general public. That was, of course, before he traveled to the edge of space on a balloon-powered capsule and leapt into history with a space jump that broke several records including:
  • First human to break the speed of sound in freefall with a top speed of 843.6 mph or Mach 1.25
  • Highest freefall from a distance of 127,852 feet
  • Longest-distance freefall
One year later, his name and his jump is permanently etched into the minds of the millions of people who watched it live on Youtube.
An anniversary documentary that features never-before-seen images, fresh commentary from Felix and the team, and more behind-the-scenes insight that reveal how nerve racking the jump really was -- from tough flight tests, missed deadlines, failing gear and the fact that a human life was at stake -- can be watched today presented by RDIO.
Watch the documentary now -- “Mission to the Edge of Space: The Inside Story of Red Bull Stratos" -- exclusively on RDIO.
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