(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 [CNN] - (CNN) -- The sky proved no limit for FelixBaumgartner. 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 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 [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 [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
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 ...
14.10.2012 [The Verge] - Moments ago skydiverFelixBaumgartner successfully completed a jump from over 128,000 feet above the Earth, a feat which immediately broke numerous world records and etched his name into the history books. After a postponed launch and some
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
09.10.2012 Skydiver and BASE jumper FelixBaumgartner will attempt to be the first person to free fall at supersonic speeds tomorrow morning, pending weather conditions. As part of the Red Bull Stratos mission,...