By Glenn Pew, Contributing Editor, Video Editor
A documentary, Space Dive, will air beginning this weekend (Nov. 4), detailing Felix Baumgartner's journey to a successful world-record freefall jump with the corporate support of Red Bull and the mentoring of previous record-holder Col. Joe Kittinger. The one hour, thirty minute program pulls highlights from Baumgartner's years of training and includes previously unreleased footage from cameras mounted on his suit as he passed the speed of sound. It also details Baumgartner's claustrophobic reaction to his pressure suit and complications that could have caused the team to abort. Check BBC and National Geographic channels for local programming times.
BBC has scheduled the program for Sunday, Nov. 4, on both BBC HD and BBC Two. Later showings include two on BBC Two, with the first of those showings coming on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and the second on Wednesday, Nov. 7. If you have access to those channels check your own guide for times. Red Bull listed a first U.S. showing to include a Sunday, Nov. 4, presentation on National Geographic Channel. National Geographic Channel lists its "next airing" on Friday, Nov. 16. Check your local listings through your local provider for the most accurate scheduling information for your area and to gain insight into the physical and technological achievement that culminated in a record freefall for Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos project.