(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.
14.10.2012 [SportsGrid] - Remember a while back when daredevil Felix Baumgartner planned to jump down to the earth from 120,000 feet up, everyone on the internet became infatuated with it out of nowhere… and then the attempt was aborted because of excessive winds? Well
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 [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 [Huffington Post] - ROSWELL, N.M. — In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, a daredevil skydiver shattered the sound barrier Sunday while making the highest jump ever – a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert.
14.10.2012 [The Guardian] - So that appears to be a wrap. Felix Baumgartner, diminutive Austrian daredevil, has broken all sorts of records after climbing 24 miles into the sky and hanging from a balloon apparently made of material as thin as one of those bags that cover your dry
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 [Zap2it.com (blog)] - Follow @drumoorhouse on Twitter | Google+ Google. felix-baumgartner-freefall-from-space.jpg Professional daredevil Felix Baumgartner broke a world record today (Oct. 14) -- and the speed of sound. Ascending from Roswell, N.M. via a pressurized capsule