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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:

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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