Red Bull Releases New Footage of Stratos Space Jump
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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — With the release of a new documentary about Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner’s freefall from space to Earth in Oct. 2012, Red Bull has also released new footage of the mind-blowing jump.
CBS News reports that Baumgartner wore a spacesuit and carried 10 minutes worth of oxygen while jumping from a capsule about 24 miles above Earth. At one point, he was falling at a rate of 843.6 miles per hour, and he became the first person ever to break the sound barrier with his body.
“Mission to the Edge of Space: The Inside Story of Red Bulls Stratos” shows viewers some of the five-year planning process that led up to the mission. It can been seen in full here.