Space Dive 9pm, BBC Four
On October 14, 2012, the Austrian base jumper Felix Baumgartner pitched out from a helium balloon 128,100 feet above the Earth’s surface, launching himself into the highest and fastest freefall ever, becoming the first person to skydive through the sound barrier. This detailed documentary follows Baumgartner on his mission to the edge of space to attempt the jump. Filmed over his four years of training for the extreme altitudes, he’s aided by the man who had himself held the freefall record for over 50 years, retired Colonel Joe Kittinger, who made his own historic jump while he was a test pilot during the early years of the space race. Featuring heart-stopping footage covering the jump itself, the film also reveals how the team came close to aborting the mission.