10.10.2012 Austrian skydiverFelixBaumgartner'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 ...
(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 skydiverFelixBaumgartner 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
14.10.2012 [ESPN] - Austrian skydiver and BASE-jumper FelixBaumgartner 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 [Huffington Post] - FelixBaumgartner's Supersonic Skydive Attempt. Austrian skydiverFelixBaumgartner is scheduled to attempt the highest parachute jump of all time on Oct. 9, 2012. Here, Baumgartner performs during the first high altitude test jump from an airplane in
14.10.2012 [PolicyMic] - "It won't be an alien but FelixBaumgartner, an Austrian skydiver who will be jumping from a pressurized capsule suspended by a balloon 120,000 feet in the “air” (if you can call it that). That's nearly 23 miles in the sky. It's being put on by Red
14.10.2012 [Mediaite] - On Sunday afternoon, Austrian skydiverFelixBaumgartner successfully completed a jump from 23 miles above the Earth, breaking the speed of sound in the process, and setting world records for the highest jump, highest balloon flight, and fastest jump.
14.10.2012 [Central Florida News 13] - Austrian skydiverFelixBaumgartner 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
10.10.2012 FelixBaumgartner (born April 20, 1969) is an Austrian skydiver and a BASE jumper. “BASE” is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: buildings, antennas, spans (bridges), and ...