No, Red Bull did not use Tom Petty’s “Free Falling” or Adele’s “Skyfall” as background music, nor does this slick after-the-fact video capture the real-time anxiety of watching Austrian Felix Baumgartner, 43, take his record-setting, sound-barrier breaking stratospheric 127,900-foot jump, 24 miles above Roswell, New Mexico.
But for those of you who missed it live on Sunday, here it is. Yes, redbullstratos.com will have traffic (eight million tuned in live); videos are all over YouTube. Baumgartner broke the record for highest jump but not for longest free fall. More details here.