The world turned in droves to YouTube to watch Felix Baumgartner's daring stratospheric skydive Sunday morning.
At peak viewership, the video-sharing site's live stream of the high-altitude jump attracted more than 8 million viewers. Interest was especially intense during the last stages of egress before Baumgartner jumped from approximately 128,000 feet.
Baumgartner was attempting to set four records: the fastest freefall (an unprecedented Mach 1), the longest sustained freefall, a free fall from the highest-ever starting point, and the highest ascent in a manned balloon.
Update October 14 at 12:22 p.m. PT: With Baumgartner back … Read more