The recent Red Bull Stratos Project enabled Felix Baumgartner to skydive from 127,852 feet, breaking a number of
world records, and also become the first person to break the sound barrier in free fall. This incredible example of human
achievement was documented by a group of optical imaging scientists who worked for over four years to develop and
test the necessary systems and equipment. This monumental leap was captured by 35 cameras to provide a full picture of
what this endeavor means for the future of scientific exploration. This special presentation will feature an insider look
behind the Stratos Project: goals, challenges, and lessons learned.
View presentation video on SPIE’s Digital Library: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2030382
"The optical mission behind the Stratos Project (Presentation Video)", Proc. SPIE 8842, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XVI, 88420C (18 November 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2030235; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2030235