Nestlé sends KitKat into space for Felix Baumgartner

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Nestlé sent a KitKat into space this weekend in order to show support for Felix Baumgartner ahead of his skydive from the edge of space.

The Break from Gravity project saw the four-fingered chocolate bar sent to a height of 22 miles after beginning its ascent from Cambridgeshire at 11.20am on Saturday (13 October).

JWT London conceived the campaign as a way of keeping Baumgartner’s "spirits high" ahead of yesterday’s skydive, which saw him jump from a balloon 24 miles above New Mexico and break the sound barrier in the process.

Baumgartner had been preparing for the record-breaking skydive, which was sponsored by Red Bull, for five years and in the lead-up to yesterday’s jump the mission had to be delayed several times to await the perfect conditions.

The activity by KitKat is designed to fit in with the brand’s "have a break" strategy and saw camera footage shared via the brand’s social media channels.

Footage was posted on the KitKat Facebook page and on Twitter, where users were encouraged to use the hashtag #breakfromgravity.

Creative directors for the campaign were Barry Christie and Jason Berry.

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