Felix Baumgartner (Switzerland)

Felix Baumgartner (Switzerland)

Supersonic Skydiver

Synopsis

8 million people watched live as the Austrian BASE jumper made history: he became the first human to break the sound barrier without the assistance of a vehicle. In so doing he also broke the record for the highest manned balloon flight and highest skydive. With remarkable film clips Felix shows the planning, preparation and teamwork that made it all possible. Sharing his exhilaration, he sees his story as proof that “the only limit is the one you set yourself.”

Biography

On October 14, 2012, over 8 million people watched live as Austrian BASE jumper and stuntman Felix Baumgartner made history by breaking three World Records at once: the first human to break the sound barrier without the assistance of a vehicle, the highest manned balloon flight, and the highest skydive.

The Red Bull Stratos free-fall was the awe-inspiring pinnacle of a career that encompassed parachuting from the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, skydiving across the English Channel, and skydiving on to, then BASE jumping from, the Turning Torso building in Malmö.

In his moderated conversations, Felix discusses the planning, preparation, and the teamwork that made this historic feat possible as he takes audiences on an inspiring and exhilarating journey.

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