10 Facts about Felix Baumgartner

Let us check Facts about Felix Baumgartner in the below post. This Austrian skydiver was born on April 20th, 1969. He is also recognized as a BASE jumper and daredevil. On 14th October 2012, he had a jump from a helium balloon located in stratosphere to reach earth. He earned the worldwide attention due to this courageous action.  This action made him set a record for skydiving. He created the top speed of 843.6 miles per hour or 1,357.64 kilometer per hour. He broke a number of world’s record for vertical speed without drogue, vertical freefall distance without drogue and exit altitude. Here are other interesting facts about Felix Baumgartner to notice:

Facts about Felix Baumgartner 1: stunts

Throughout his career, Baumgartner has made a number of dangerous stunts.

Facts about Felix Baumgartner

Facts about Felix Baumgartner

Facts about Felix Baumgartner 2: Austrian military

He had practiced the parachuted jumping and landing on the small zone when he attended Austrian military.

Facts about Felix Baumgartner 3: the birthplace

The birthplace of Baumgartner was located in Salzburg, Austria.   His brother was Gerard.

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Felix Baumgartner

Felix Baumgartner

Facts about Felix Baumgartner 4: as a child

When he was a child, Baumgartner always had a dream about skydiving and flying.

Facts about Felix Baumgartner 5: the highest parachute jump

One of his bravest actions was when he jumped from Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1999. It earned him a record as the highest parachute jump from a building.

Facts about Felix Baumgartner 6: skydiving across English Channel

Baumgartner also had skydiving across English Channel on July 20, 2003 where it earned him the first person to do so. He had carbon fiber wing for this jump.

Facts about Felix Baumgartner 7: the lowest BASE jump

Baumgartner also held the record as the lowest BASE jump. He was at the hand of Christ the Redeemer statue located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which gave him the record of 95-feet or 29-m jump. He created many jump records from one building to another building.

Felix Baumgartner Fact

Felix Baumgartner Fact

Facts about Felix Baumgartner 8: Taipei 101

Baumgartner also jumped from Taipei 101 in Taiwan. He jumped from the 91st floor observation deck on December 12th, 2007.

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Facts about Felix Baumgartner 9: Red Bull

There was a report that Baumgartner was working with Red Bull in January 2010. A team of scientists helped him to break the record for the highest skydive.

Felix Baumgartner Facts

Felix Baumgartner Facts

Facts about Felix Baumgartner 10: personal life

It was reported that Baumgartner and Gitta Saxx dated. Saxx was known as Playboy German playmate of the century.   In 2013, Nicole Öttl and Baumgartner broke up after being reported to have engaged.

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