Felix Baumgartner's supersonic skydive hit 8 million concurrent views on YouTube

Felix Baumgartner’s leap from the edge of space yesterday broke several world record. He broke the record for the highest manned balloon flight, the first human to break the sound barrier without the assistance of a vehicle, and the highest skydive.

And there might be one more record. The most concurrent views on YouTube. At peak, there are more than 8 million concurrent livestreams of the mission.
Although YouTube did not officially confirmed that this is the largest concurrent livestreams, most tech website are guessing that it is a new record. After all, we don’t remember any other event that managed to get 8 million people to glue themselves infront of their computers, smart tv, tablets or smartphones at the same time.

Congrats to Felix Baumgartner and team.

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