A man is about to fall out of the sky tonight, naturally Red Bull are involved

Update Unfortunately the jump was cancelled to bad weather. Stay tuned for announcements of when Felix gets the green light from the weather gods. Tonight YouTube will broadcast a...

Red Bull Space jump

Update
Unfortunately the jump was cancelled to bad weather. Stay tuned for announcements of when Felix gets the green light from the weather gods.

Tonight YouTube will broadcast a live stream for 4 hours of Felix Baumgartner who is attempting to break the world-record for freefall. The Red Bull Stratos mission will see Baumgartner fall from a staggering 120,000 feet above the earth. If successful, he will become the first man to break the speed of sound with his own body.

Red Bull’s YouTube Channel is up to 500,000 subscribers and with crazy stunts like this, that’s not surprising. Earlier this year the world went gaga over Google’s skydivers jumping out of a plane while live streaming over Google+, but that was just a lame jump from a plane. Of course Red Bull have to take things to the extreme.

In total, there are more than 35 moving and still image cameras used to document the mission including two ground-based optical tracking systems which will allow live stream viewers to track Felix’s entire freefall from the moment he steps off of his space capsule to when he deploys his parachute. Felix will also have three POV cameras on his body that will record his freefall experience moment by moment.

The action starts at about 10:30pm (AEDST) tonight or around 15 hours from the time this post was published.

Watch the stream live tonight @ www.redbullstratos.com

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