The Felix Baumgartner jump sets a new record. Baumgartner, 43, dove to earth from 120,000 feet up in the air and hit speeds 1.24 times the speed of sound. Yeah, the guy set the world record, in spades.Prior to this Beaumgartner jump, the former record was set 52 years ago by US Air Force Col Joe Kittinger. Kittinger set his record in a helium envelope at an altitude of 102,800 feet.Baumgartner was hoping to do the jump last Tuesday, but those jump plans were canceled due to poor weather...Read Full Story
We wonder who's most nervous and excited today: Daredevil Felix Baumgartner or his hot girlfriend Nicole Oetl who has to watch and wait for her man to attempt to skydive from 23 miles above the Earth. Baumgartner, 43, is attempting to fall from 120,000 feet up in the air and fall at speeds of over 600 miles per hour in an attempt to set a world record.The Austrian is currently on his way up in the balloon and is hoping to break the sound barrier on his jump. That could happen about 30 seconds...Read Full Story
Daredevil Felix Baumgartner is going for it today: He's hoping to be the first person to skydive from 23 miles (yes, miles) above the Earth. To complete the mission, he has to be ballooned 120,000 feet up and wear a special space suit.The Austrian is currently on his way up in the balloon and is hoping to break the sound barrier on his jump. That could happen about 30 seconds into his jump. Forty seconds into his jump, he could reach speeds of about 690 miles an hour. That's faster than an...Read Full Story
Felix Baumgartner Red Bull Stratos skydiver. (Red Bull Stratos)Daredevil Felix Baumgartner likes to jump off tall buildings, cliffs, and out of hot air balloons. In fact, he was scheduled to take one of the longest dives in history today... right up until the wind picked up and things got too dicey. His Red Bull Stratos jump was aborted for today - but don't worry, Felix won't stay grounded for long.
"I practiced this for so many years," Baumgartner told the press. "This is my biggest...Read Full Story
Felix Baumgartner is a famous skydiver and a BASE jumper. He is sponsored by Red Bull and is the star of the Red Bull Statos campaign.