Did Felix Baumgartner really jump?
On 14 October 2012, Baumgartner flew approximately 39 kilometres (24 mi) into the stratosphere over New Mexico, United States, in a helium balloon before free falling in a pressure suit and then parachuting to Earth. The total jump, from leaving the capsule to landing on the ground, lasted approximately ten minutes.
Did Felix Baumgartner break the sound barrier in freefall?
An unprecedented eight million people went onto YouTube on 14 October 2012 to witness the game-changing moment Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner completed a parachute jump from a height of 38,969.4 metres, smashing through eight world records and the sound barrier in the space of just three hours.
Where did Felix Baumgartner make his first jump?
In the year 1999, Felix Baumgartner set multiple records with his parachute jumps. His first record was for the highest parachute jump, created by his leap from the famous ‘Petronus Towers’ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This was followed by another parachute jump, from the ‘Pirelli Tower’ in Italy, Milan.
How old was Felix Baumgartner when he started skydiving?
Baumgartner was passionate about flying from an early age. He skydived for the first time at the age of 16, at a skydiving club in Salzburg. Before beginning his career in adventure sports, he was in the Austrian military’s ‘Special Forces’ demonstration team.
How many brothers and sisters does Felix Baumgartner have?
Childhood & Early Life. Felix Baumgartner was born on April 20, 1969, in Salzburg, Austria. He is the elder of the two sons of Eva and Felix Baumgartner and has a brother named Gerard Baumgartner.
Who is the record holder for the longest free fall jump?
Eugene Andreyev — the former record holder for the longest-distance free fall jump. Joseph Kittinger — set records for highest balloon ascent and highest parachute jump. Adviser and capsule communicator to Baumgartner. Michel Fournier — who has been working on a 25-mile (40 km) jump for several years.