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What pushed Felix Baumgartner to the edge of space?
- OCT 23, 2012
- Felix Baumgartner
- Red Bull Stratos
- About this Video
- Find out more about B.A.S.E. jumper, pilot and skydiver Felix Baumgartner, the man who broke the sound barrier during Red Bull Stratos' mission to the edge of space. On October 14, the 43-year-old Austrian flew to an altitude of 128,100 feet in a helium balloon and completed a record-breaking jump from the stratosphere, becoming the first person to break the speed of sound without mechanical assistance. Baumgartner, who has completed many incredible feats in his B.A.S.E. jumping career, broke two other world records (highest free fall and highest manned balloon flight) to complete his most daring mission to date.
The Red Bull Stratos pilot, who live jumped in front of a YouTube audience of 8 million, hit Mach 1.25 on his free fall back to Earth on October 14, 2012.
According to the search engine, "Fearless Felix," who broke the speed of sound in free fall, was one of the most intriguing people in 2012.
See the whole story behind Felix Baumgartner's free fall from the edge of space in a heart-stopping documentary on the National Geographic channel.
The Red Bull Stratos media tour began in New York City on Friday with a stop at 'CBS This Morning,' where Felix spoke about the fear he felt 24.5 miles above the Earth.
For the first time since his dramatic jump from 128,097 above the Earth, Felix reflects on the Red Bull Stratos mission and talks about his future.
Experience the moment Felix Baumgartner broke the sound barrier during his record-setting free fall in this exclusive POV video. Millions watched the Red Bull Stratos mission live, but for the first...