Una Mullally

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Jumping back to earth

Shortly, a dude called Felix Baumgartner is going to try a beat Joe Kittinger’s record-breaking 1960 skydive 102,800ft. It’s a Red Bull-sponsored project called Stratos and the live stream is here. The project has been five years in the making. …

Tue, Oct 9, 2012, 11:28

   

Shortly, a dude called Felix Baumgartner is going to try a beat Joe Kittinger’s record-breaking 1960 skydive 102,800ft. It’s a Red Bull-sponsored project called Stratos and the live stream is here.

The project has been five years in the making. I was in Norway earlier this year with a team of international Red Bull staff at one leg of the cliff diving championships and it was the main subject of discussion around the dinner table, with the Austrian staff members talking excitedly about the ins and outs of what is a remarkably daring project.

We could be watching history being made in less than two hours, so tune in.

Here’s a trailer for the dive:
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