Felix Baumgartner is the world-famous skydiver who rose to global fame and was watched by millions of lives in 2012 as he jumped from space 39 kilometres above the earth.
Born in Salzberg the Austrian skydiver and daredevil set a world record for skydiving in 2012. Jumping from the Redbull Stratos helium balloon capsule reached an estimated speed of 1357.64 km/h (843.6 mph), or Mach 1.25. In doing so Baumgartner became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power on his descent. He is renowned for the particularly dangerous nature of the stunts he has performed during his career which include leaping from many of the world’s most iconic and tall man-made structures.
What’s next for Felix Baumgartner?
“I’ve always had the dream to go to the moon because I still think to this day that it’s the biggest accomplishment, to set foot on another planet. And so far there’s only been 12 people on the moon. So I would take any chance to go to the moon, that’s something I’d really love to do.”
Baumgartner has conducted countless death-defying jumps and dives that include: