Felix Baumgartner

Austrian Skydiver, Daredevil, and BASE Jumper ...

Prodigy And Famous ...

Felix Baumgartner born on April 20 1969 is an Austrian skydiver, daredevil and BASE jumper. He set the world record for skydiving an estimated 39 kilometers (24 mi), reaching an estimated speed of 1357.64 km/h (843.6 mph), or Mach 1.25.


Practice And Training To Achieve His Goal ...

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 practiced parachute jumping, including training to land on small target zones.



Facts And Data ...

  • Felix Baumgartner's most recent project was Red Bull Stratos, in which he jumped to Earth from a helium balloon in the stratosphere on 14 October 2012.
  • As part of this project, he set the altitude record for a manned balloon flight, parachute jump from the highest altitude, and greatest free fall velocity.

  • When he was a little boy, he dreamed about flying and skydiving.

  • In 1999 he claimed the world record for the highest parachute jump from a building when he jumped from the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • On 20 July 2003, Baumgartner became the first person to skydive across the English Channel using a specially made carbon fiber wing.

  • Baumgartner also set the world record for the lowest BASE jump ever, when he jumped 29 metres (95 ft) from the hand of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.


By Jocelyn Santiago P3