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Record-breaking supersonic descent doc coming to Netflix

Global streaming giant Netflix will release Atomic Entertainment’s 14 Minutes from Earth, about a family man’s record-breaking free-fall jump from space. The feature-length doc follows 57-year-old Google SVP of knowledge Alan Eustace ...
January 16, 2019

Global streaming giant Netflix will release Atomic Entertainment’s 14 Minutes from Earth, about a family man’s record-breaking free-fall jump from space.

The feature-length doc follows 57-year-old Google SVP of knowledge Alan Eustace as he free falls 135,000 feet from space, supported by a helium balloon.

The project was filmed in secret in the Nevada desert in 2014 before its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016.

In preparation for the jump, Eustace teamed up with Paragon Space Development’s StratEx team to design the first new spacesuit in 40 years. After three years of preparation, he made the jump, rising slowly to space on a dangling balloon before his 800 MPH drop back to earth.

On Oct. 24, 2014, Eustace broke the record for the highest and longest free-fall of all time, previously set by Felix Baumgartner in 2012.

14 Minutes from Earth was written and directed by Atomic Entertainment’s Jerry Kolber and Adam “Tex” Davis,  along with Homicide Hunter showrunner Erich Sturm and National Geographic Explorer director Trey Nelson. It was produced by Atomic Entertainment and executive produced by Atomic Entertainment with Eustace.

The film premieres on Netflix on Feb. 1.

Watch the trailer below:

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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