Felix Baumgartner Biography
(Austrian Skydiver, Daredevil Who Set the Record by Falling From 24 Miles Above the Earth's Surface)
Birthday: April 20, 1969 (Taurus)
Born In: Salzburg, Austria
Felix Baumgartner is a record-breaking Austrian skydiver, BASE jumper, stuntman, and racer. He became the first person in human history to break the sound barrier while skydiving, which means, he is the first person ever to freefall at a speed faster than the speed of sound. On October 14, 2012, Baumgartner skydived from a helium balloon hovering in the stratosphere at a height of 128,000 feet. With this feat, he created a world record for the greatest vertical freefall, covering a phenomenal altitude of 24 miles. Baumgartner also happens to hold the record for the world’s lowest BASE jump. He is famous for his adventurous stunts and his affiliation with extreme sports. Before undertaking his major stunts, he trained in the Austrian army, honing his parachuting skills.