Nokia supports 'record-breaking jump'

26 January 2010 — 3:24 PM

A new project by Red Bull has received the support of mobile operator Nokia.

The plans will see one man undertake a record-breaking free-fall jump from the edge of space in an attempt to be the first human to break the sound barrier.

World famous skydiver Felix Baumgartner will step out of a balloon capsule 23 miles above the surface of Earth and accelerate to speeds of up to 690 mph.

People will be able to follow the lead-up to the event in step-by-step fashion via a downloadable app on their handset.

Those who download the software to their device will be able to follow the latest news, updates and scientific facts as Baumgartner and the team make preparations for the jump.

Videos and photos from the mission will also be made available, as well as a live stream of the event as it takes place.

Nokia recently announced that Ovi Maps will be made available to customers for free.

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