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Friday, July 27, 2012
How to film a free fall from 120,000 feet

By Patrick Dorsey

Expert skydiver and BASE jumper Felix Baumgartner soon will attempt to set the world record for highest free fall, as he drops toward Earth from a special balloon 120,000 feet in the air (the record is 102,800).

That's tough enough. But it's not the only task facing the team behind the Red Bull Stratos project. Filming and photographing it, too, will be quite the challenge. So as this video shows, Jay Nemeth and Red Bull Illume have some tricks up their stratospheric sleeves.