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Schools: The Science of Space Dive

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A programme aimed at Key Stage Three and Four pupils about 43-year-old Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner's parachute jump in October 2012, when he became the first person to freefall through the sound barrier after leaping from a record-breaking height of 24 miles. The film follows Felix as he trains under the supervision of 82-year-old Joe Kittinger, the man who set the altitude record when he fell 19 miles to Earth in 1960, and shows how the mission came close to being aborted in the final stages of the ascent.

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Contributor Felix Baumgartner


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