Felix Baumgartner made history on Sunday when he became the first person to break the sound barrier with skydive during his world record jump. Felix travelled 39 kilometers from the edge of the space back to earth, reaching speeds of 1,342 km/h while accomplishing the impossible.
At the same time Baumgartner’s daredevil jump went viral on the internet with over 8 million views to a YouTube live stream.
Watch video here: Red Bull Stratos: Felix Baumgartner Breaks Records by Jumping from 24 Miles Above Earth (Video)
A photo that was posted on Red Bull’s Facebook page received more than 216,000 likes and over 10,000 comments in just 40 minutes.
And it was pretty obvious that the internet had plenty of things to say about the record breaking jump in its very own style. Users quickly switched to Twitter to talk about the jump and express their amazement and appreciation to Felix for doing something so remarkable and unbelievable.
Here are some of the tweets:
A dude jumped out of the stratosphere last night and broke the speed of sound. You can handle Monday. #FelixBaumgartner— Art Jonak (@ArtJonak) October 15, 2012
Another Twitter user tweeted:
Thanks to Felix Baumgartner i now have the confidence to jump off the high diving board without hesitating.— opie radio (@OpieRadio) October 15, 2012
Twitter user and flower delivery store Arena Flowers (@ArenaFlowers) tried to give a tinge of humor to the skydive by tweeting:
Anyone can easily recreate Felix Baumgartner's jump by zooming in REALLY FAST to Google Earth.— Arena Flowers (@ArenaFlowers) October 15, 2012
Memes featuring Baumgartner also flooded the internet within no time. Here are some of the best:
Somewhere, deep down, Felix must have been thinking about this:
Cuts in NASA’s government funding are no more a problem. Why?
Skydiving is no more a big deal
Red Bull will soon overtake NASA. Because of some very obvious reasons:
Felix met an unexpected guest in midair during his skydive? Any guesses?