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Felix Baumgartner

How Redbull Stratos chronicled Felix Baumgartner’s jump in tweets

If you weren’t near a stable YouTube connection, or a TV news station, chances are you were following the excitement around Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner’s historic space jump on Twitter.

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Stuart Thomas joined the Burn Media team in 2011 while finishing off an MA in South African Literature. Eager to prove his geek credentials, he allowed himself... More

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The official Redbull Stratos account provided what was probably the most definitive chronicle of events.

Baumgartner’s mentor Joe Kittinger was there to guide Baumgartner through the ascent and was frequently the voice of the mission:

The account noted a record Baumgartner broke on the way up:

Then came the moment everyone was waiting for:

The words spoken by Kittinger to Baumgartner as he stepped out of the capsule were tweeted later:

Anyone not watching a live feed would have breathed a sigh of relief at this tweet:

At a press conference following the jump Baumgartner revealed that things hadn’t gone entirely smoothly:

He also revealed how special the moment before he stepped out the capsule had felt:

And how he hoped to inspire the next generation of extreme adventurers:

  • Ke

    You do know this is a fake account right?

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    Oh god. Its fake ffs