10.10.2012 Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner's planned attempt to break the sound barrier in a free fall today was aborted due to unfavorable weather conditions. The mission is still on, but it's not clear when that will happen. It could be ...
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(born 20 April 1969) is an Austrian skydiver, daredevil and BASE jumper. He set the world record for skydiving an estimated , reaching an estimated speed of 843.6 mph (1357.64 km/h), or Mach 1.25, on 14 October 2012, and became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power on his descent. He is also renowned for the particularly dangerous nature of the stunts he has performed during his career. Baumgartner spent time in the Austrian military where he practised parachute jumping, including training to land on small target zones.
15.10.2012 [IBNLive] - 43-year-old Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner jumped over 1,20,000 feet to land safely on Earth. He is the first skydiver to break the sound barrier in the highest and fastest freefall in history. Felix has broken Joe Kittinger's 52-year-old record
15.10.2012 [Radio Times] - Yesterday evening, Austrian Felix Baumgartner jumped from 128,100 feet above the earth's surface, smashing the previous records for the highest ever skydive and the highest manned balloon flight to become the first person in history to break the speed
14.10.2012 [CNN] - (CNN) -- The sky proved no limit for Felix Baumgartner. The Austrian daredevil, in fact, rose to the edge of space Sunday -- 128,100 feet, or 24 miles, above the Earth -- before plunging faster than the speed of sound. Minutes later, he landed in
14.10.2012 [ESPN] - Austrian skydiver and BASE-jumper Felix Baumgartner plans to break the sound barrier and make history in a record free fall scheduled to take place in Roswell, New Mexico, on Sunday morning. Dubbed the Red Bull Stratos project, the death-defying feat
14.10.2012 [ABC News] - Daredevil Felix Baumgartner has landed safely on earth -- and in the record books -- after a supersonic leap from the edge of space. The Austrian thrill-seeker broke the record for the highest balloon jump. "I'm coming home," Baumgartner said before he
14.10.2012 [Outside (blog)] - On Sunday at 11:31 a.m. EST, 43-year-old Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner lifted off in a capsule attached to a 55-story balloon made of plastic one-tenth the thickness of a sandwich bag and floated roughly 24 miles into the air so that he could jump.
14.10.2012 [Central Florida News 13] - Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound -- at one point hitting Mach 1.24, according to a team official -- during his record-setting jump from 128,000 feet Sunday over southeastern New Mexico. Read the full press release from Red
14.10.2012 [VOXXI] - Former Austrian paratrooper Felix Baumgartner will be prepared at sunrise to launch his 30 million cubic foot helium balloon to hoist a 3,000-pound capsule that will carry the jumper 23 miles up in the sky. The jump has already been canceled twice due
09.10.2012 Pioneering Austrian skydiver and BASE jumper Felix Baumgartner will attempt the highest-ever skydive on record when he tries to break the sound barrier as part of the Red Bull Stratos project – and the entire thing will unfold ...