Large populations across the world will currently be viewing the live feed of the Red Bull Stratos mission - Felix Baumgartner's attempt to break both the sound barrier in freefall and a 52-year-old record for highest-altitude jump.

Having just switched on myself I've been interested to see a variety of visualisations/charts accompanying the broadcast which makes it even more immersive, you feel very much part of the mission-control experience checking out all the dials and key readings. There is also a really nicely put together interactive mission timeline which details the launch, ascent, jump, descent and landing, once again, accompanied by a series of graphics to help understand the different conditions around the science of this mission at different stages.

You can read all the background and news about the attempt here or follow status updates on Twitter @RedBullStratos.
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