Austrian daredevil and skydiver Felix Baumgartner hopes to make the highest jump in history today, while attempting to be the first skydiver to break the speed of sound. From space! Millions are watching via youtube and social media is buzzing.

Amazing. Since social media is fully involved here, of course there is some internet snark.

https://twitter.com/owlcity/status/257526226309218304

Heh. Twitchy will monitor and update with further reports.

Update: Wow! Felix himself is tweeting his jump?

https://twitter.com/FelixBaumgart/status/257523057982337026

https://twitter.com/FelixBaumgart/status/257527921617563648

Tweets from space? Or are they? Account not verified and was set up earlier this month with this tweet.

https://twitter.com/FelixBaumgart/status/253596849376739328

More photos and reactions from those watching.

https://twitter.com/mcneil1088/status/257529180823105537

Update: Jump proceeding, even with technical issues.

World record broken.

Anticipation continues to build. Everyone’s thoughts and prayers are with Felix!

https://twitter.com/hanwwfcx/status/257539994049187841

Here we go!

https://twitter.com/brandikolmer/status/257550673019809794

https://twitter.com/FelixBaumgart/status/257528826559623168

His (or his parody account’s) last tweet before his jump.

https://twitter.com/KayleighBeere/status/257543110261891074

CNN has broken away from live feed until Felix has safely landed.

https://twitter.com/JaynieH23/status/257544852760297472

Update: He does it! History is made and the world was watching, together, via the power of social media.

Update: More from the unverified Felix Twitter account; this was retweeted after landing.

https://twitter.com/FelixBaumgart/status/257550424989650944

Congratulations, Felix. You made history today!