"When Felix Baumgartner made his 23-mile high jump from the stratosphere on October 14th, 2012, documenting this epic feat required a "floating movie studio" working in near space with cameras remotely operated from Earth. The Red Bull Stratos mission called in zero-gravity specialist Jay Nemeth of Las Vegas-based FlightLine Films to oversee the high-altitude photography. Howard Kayofski, a colleague of the GTC, takes a look at the camera technology behind this remarkable broadcast."
Baumgartner's mission called Red Bull Stratos seeks to extend the "safety zone" of human atmospheric bailout last set in 1960 by Joe Kittinger. This limit defines the uppermost altitude a human being can safely jump from.