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If you’re reading this you’re connected to the internet. If you’re connected to the internet you know Felix Baumgartner. In case you don’t, here is a quick recap of who he is and what he did. Felix jumped from a balloon-space-capsule 128,000 ft. above the earth, fell towards the ground at 833 MPH, opened a parachute and landed, alive.
This historic endeavor was brought to you by…Red Bull. Yes, the energy drink.
The significance, apart from the gigabytes of data on what happens when you turn a human into a rocket and break the sound barrier, was the marketing story.
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