In this weekly Throwback Thursday series, we surface memorable TV advertising spots from days past – ones that made us laugh, inspired us, or sparked an affinity for a brand.
Yesterday, the human race crossed a milestone. After traveling a total of 4.9 billion miles, we stuck a landing over 310 million miles from Earth. The Rosetta mission, which began over a decade ago, had a mission to rendezvous with a comet, conduct experiments, and collect information that may lead to answers about the history of the solar system.
Rosetta reached comet 67P this past August and began orbiting the comet and collecting data. Yesterday, the Philae probe, weighing about 220 pounds, landed on the 67P, marking the first intentional landing on a comet ever.
In honor of the European Space Agency’s achievement, we thought that we’d dig up footage from another recent historic space experiment – the Red Bull Stratos jump.
On October 14, 2011, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner successfully attempted a free fall from the edge of space back to Earth, a total of 128,000 feet. The event was televised as well as live-streamed on YouTube to eager audiences. The energy drink sponsored the record-breaking jump, with Red Bull’s name becoming synonymous with the mission, while seven of GoPro’s cameras caught the action on film.
More than a year after the free fall, GoPro used never-before-seen footage in a 2014 Super Bowl spot – and what better footage to use but from one of the biggest daredevil missions ever?
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