How Red Bull Stratos took us all “to infinity and beyond”

Felix Baumgartner

Photo credit: (AP/Red Bull Stratos, Jay Nemeth)

History was made yesterday, and the whole world came together to be part of it… online. Yesterday, Felix Baumgartner and the rest of the Red Bull Stratos team broke multiple aerospace records, while millions watched online.

According to reports, the YouTube live stream of the event was watched by over 8 million people, breaking the record of live stream with the most concurrent views ever on YouTube

The online community connected, shared and participated in ways I have never seen before. For more than two hours people all over the world got together via social networks to witness this incredible spectacle.

Here are the highlights of the mission:


So, congratulations to Felix Baumgartner and the entire Red Bull Stratos Team for pushing the limits and giving us an unforgettable experience.

P.S. As the short video shown above does not give the full perspective of what represented for Felix to jump from 39 km up and reaching a top speed of 1342km/h, or 1.24 times the speed of sound (making him the first human to travel faster than the speed of sound without being inside a craft), here is the full video of the jump.




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