First it was the Endeavour space shuttle and its plane piggyback ride down the West Coast. Yesterday, it was Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner and his speed of sound-breaking freefall from space.
Basically: We just love space. Planets, rocket ships, solar systems, people falling into orbit or shooting out of it. Whatever. Space. Give it to us...hard.
And the Internet agrees, if the recent explosion in memes generated by Felix's 24-mile fall is any indication. And so we celebrate Mr. Baumgartner and the joy he has brought to millions, before the next space odyssey begins and Red Bull just goes back to being frat boys' favorite vodka mixer.