Felix Baumgartner Also Shattered YouTube Record
Were you one of the millions of people across the globe who tuned in to watch the live YouTube stream of daredevil Felix Baumgartner's historic leap from the edge of space? If so, you also helped break a record.
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At its peak, there were more than 8 million concurrent live streams of the stunt, YouTube confirmed Sunday in a blog post.
"We congratulate Felix Baumgartner and the entire Red Bull Stratos team
for their successful mission, and for creating a live stream with the
most concurrent views ever on YouTube," the blog post stated.
According to All Thing D, the previous record for a YouTube livestream was set during the London Olympics when 500,000 people tuned in. Baumgartner shattered that record before he even stepped out his launch pod, as 7.1 million people tuned in as he made his ascent.
But something tells me the YouTube record will remain a bit overshadowed. In case you need a refresher, here are the other records Baumgartner broke: highest jump from a platform (128,100 feet), longest freefall distance (119,846 feet) and maximum vertical velocity (833.9 mph or Mach 1.24).
That last record makes Baumgartner the first human to break the sound barrier outside of an aircraft. If you missed the live stream of the supersonic freefall or just want to relive the glory, check out the video below.
Credit: Red Bull Stratos