The plan was for Baumgartner to float up to that height in a pressurized capsule pulled by a weather balloon and then break the record for the world's longest jump. However, windy conditions prompted him to postpone the effort.
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Red Bull, the sponsor of the jump, has spent five years preparing for it. Not surprisingly, the company is looking to benefit from the association as much as possible. Hence the brand's #Stratos stream on Instagram. Red Bull has been an enthusiastic adopter of Instagram and has more than 400,000 followers on the platform.
For those looking for a way to commemorate the event, there's ample material in that stream from Red Bull and fans as well. But for those who don't have time to wade through all 3,800 photos, here are some of the best.
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Capsule in the Desert
The capsule in Roswell, N.M., before the launch.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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