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5 World Records Felix Baumgartner broke

The Redbull Stratos project is over and Felix Baumgartner officially broke 5 Guinness World Records, and here they are.

  Author: mat | Source: examiner.com | 16th October 2012  
 
 
 

Felix Baumgartner must be a really happy man, first he survived the super sonic free fall from the "edge" of the space and secondly, he broke 5 world records that were confirmed by Guinness World Records officials.





1. First person to break the sounds barrier in freefall
The sounds barrier is broken when a speed of  Mach 1 (speed of sound) is reached (768 mph, 1.235 km/h). Felix reached the speed of Mach 1.24 (833.9 mph, 1.342.8 km/h). The previous record was held by Colonel Joe Kittinger when he was freefalling at the top speed of 614 mph in 1960.

2. Highest vertical speed in freefall
See number 1.

3. Highest freefall parachute jump
Felix's attitude when he jumped out of the capsule was 128,100 feet (39,045 m). Previous record was held by Joe Kittinger was at 102,800 feet (31,333 m).

4. Greatest freefall distance
Felix's freefall distance was 119,846 feet (36,529 m).

5. Most concurrent views of a live stream on YouTube
And for the last and most certainly not the least, marketing wise the most important one, Felix Baumagartner's Stratos adventure was being watched by more than 8 million viewers on YouTube. This means 8 million people at the same time were watching the YouTube live stream. To put the numbers into perspective, "only" about half the million people were watching the Olympics live stream concurrently.




 

 
 
   
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