“ Let me tell you - when I was standing there on top of the world, you become so humble. You don’t think about breaking records anymore, you don’t think about gaining scientific data - the only thing that you want is to come back alive
Will see how long Felix Baumgartner can resist the adrenalin drill after his record-breaking skydive from 39,045m during which he ‘sailed’ down faster than the speed of sound, reaching a maximum velocity of 833.9mph (1,342km/h).
- Exit altitude: 128,100ft; 39,045m
- Total jump duration: 9’03”
- Freefall time: 4’20”
- Freefall distance 119,846ft; 36,529m
- Max velocity: 833.9mph; 1,342.8km/h; Mach 1.24
YouTube (one of the few video services live-streaming the event) clocked in its live, concurrent viewership at least 8 million during Baumgartner’s freefall. To put that in perspective, recent streaming of the Olympic games peaked at a little over half a million concurrent views. Well done, Felix - and chapeau to Marketing Machine Super Genius Red Bull.