Over the weekend Felix Baumgartner successfully completed his Space jump from a massive 24 miles above the earth, following five years of preparation, and equipment testing.
Baumgartner’s space jump now holds world records for : Highest jump from a platform: 128,100 feet, Longest distance freefall: 119,846 feet and Maximum vertical velocity: 833.9 mph (Mach 1.24).
But while he was completing his massive space jump over 8 million YouTube viewers watched as Baumgartner was lifted to the huge 128,000 ft height before jumping and completing his 10minute freefall back to earth. Google explains:
“At peak, you were watching more than 8 million concurrent livestreams of this mission, which intended to break 50-year old records of human limits and break new ground in medical and scientific research.”