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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Check out Space Dive on NGC

Tonight at 7:00 on NGC it's a two hour special titled Space Dive.  National Geographic and BBC have teamed up to air a documentary about Felix Baumgartner, an elite BASE jumper & his journey to the ultimate jump.  Felix just completed a 125,000 jump from space & became the first person to break the sound barrier without propulsion.  

20 cameras will be capturing this feat, attached to Felix's balloon & helmet, the jump is explained as follows thanks to BBC Press Office.

"The documentary will follow Felix from his first solo travel to the edge of space, with the aid of just a balloon, to his actual dive from 125,000 feet. Reaching record shattering speeds of over 690mph (Mach 1) in just 35 seconds, breaking the sound barrier without propulsion and creating a human sonic boom on his way back to Earth, Felix will put his body through the most arduous and life-threatening conditions ever experienced in freefall."

This is a show four years in the making and surely one that shouldn't be missed, for more check out the full press release here.

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