Skydiver Felix Baumgartner is to attempt a record-breaking 120,000 foot freefall live on YouTube as part of a tie-up with Red Bull Media House.

The Red Bull Stratos mission, expected to take place over New Mexico in the week commencing 8 October weather permitting, will see 35 cameras used to live stream the 23 mile fall from the edge of space. If successful, Baumgartner will break the speed of sound with his body.

Red Bull has developed an aerial production studio together with Riedel Communications, Flightline Films and 3G Communications to track the freefall, with viewers able to view a live data feed and hear radio communications throughout.

The planned four hour broadcast will see Baumgartner wear three point-of-view cameras, along with further images broadcast from the launch capsule, a helicopter and high altitude infra red and HD tracking systems.

The event will feature on Red Bull’s YouTube channel, which has over 550,000 subscribers, as well as on Facebook, a dedicated Red Bull Stratos site and other selected partner sites using YouTube’s embeddable player.    

This story was originally published by Broadcast.