Update: October 14, 2012, Red Bull Stratos lands safely back on Earth -- during five year of the mission more than 8 million concurrent livestreams were watched on YouTube.
Felix Baumgartner break 50-year old records of human limits and now hold the world records for:
- "Highest jump from a platform: 128,100 feet
- Longest distance freefall: 119,846 feet
- Maximum vertical velocity: 833.9 mph (Mach 1.24)," informs YouTube.
It's World Teachers' Day, and Google hit a great milestone of hosting more than 1000 educational channels at YouTube EDU to learn from.
And, to honor the hard-working and talented people in front of classrooms everywhere, the team at YouTube put together some new resources to make YouTube even more useful for learning include:
A special YouTube EDU Creator Playbook Guide, which is full of video best practices for online educators and "suggests ideas for organizing curriculum videos on YouTube, attracting a bigger audience to your educational content, and explains how to use YouTube features like annotations and playlists to make educational channels more interactive," the team informs.
Second, James Sanders, KIPP Bay Area Innovation manager (and former YouTube teacher-in-residence) created a presentation on 10 ways teachers can use YouTube to build a 21st century classroom. Check it out at YouTube.com/Teachers.
Oh, and the site also has a new logo (see top right pic) showing off a chalkboard and an apple, hitting two teacher stereotypes in one shot!
Supersonic freefall from the edge of space to Earth, live on Red Bull's YouTube Channel. The mission aims to collect scientific data for the advancement of aerospace safety.
How it works? "The 120,000 foot jump over Roswell, New Mexico is the culmination of over five years of work by Felix and the Red Bull Stratos mission team, who are now prepared to break the 102,800 ft record set by US Air Force legend, Col. Joe Kittinger 52 years ago. After rising in a capsule propelled by 30 million cubic feet of helium, Felix will jump from 23 miles above Roswell, New Mexico. You'll see a live data feed that will show exactly where Felix is in the sky, his rate of speed during the freefall, and how high above earth he is throughout the entire flight. You'll also be able to hear Felix's conversations with Col. Kittinger who will be the only voice from Mission Control advising Felix," explains YouTube.
"All systems are a go" for The Red Bull Stratos Mission starting 6:00am PT on October 8.