(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 FelixBaumgartner 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
15.10.2012 [East Anglian Daily Times] - FelixBaumgartner, of Austria, waves to the crowd after successfully jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon at a height of just over 128,000 feet above the Earth's surface, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M.(AP Photo/Ross D
14.10.2012 [TIME] - FelixBaumgartner pumps his fist to the crowd after successfully jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon at a height of just over 128,000 feet above the Earth's surface, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Roswell, N.M.. Family members and
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 [BBC News] - Austrian FelixBaumgartner has become the first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound, reaching a maximum velocity of 833.9mph (1,342km/h). In jumping out of a balloon 128,100ft (24 miles; 39km) above New Mexico, the 43-year-old also smashed
14.10.2012 [CNN] - (CNN) -- Update: FelixBaumgartner landed safely on Earth after jumping from 128,000 feet. I will always wonder what it was like to huddle around a shortwave radio and through the crackling static from space hear the faint beeps of the world's first
10.10.2012 At 8:30AM ET, FelixBaumgartner will launch up into the stratosphere in preparation for his jump. Baumgartner will be eventually jumping from a height of 120000 feet -- 18000 feet higher than the previous record for such a ...
25.09.2012 - “FELIXBAUMGARTNER DRAWS FROM HIS EXTENSIVE BASE JUMPING AND SKYDIVING HISTORY TO PREPARE HIMSELF FOR THE FINAL MISSION […] FURTHER.” FelixBaumgartner is jumping soon and our team just got briefed to plan for the media campaign for his live
10.10.2012 No I know, hopefully not swimming relevant, but I'm watching this crazy Swiss guy jumping from the stratosphere today, to freefall at the speed on sound after only 30 seconds. Live on YouTube, he is entering the capsule at ...