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Felix Baumgartner is he?

Vienna : Austria | Oct 15, 2012 at 8:23 AM PDT
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Felix Baumgartner is a regular challenges since his teenage years and saw him jump from the confines of the atmosphere as his "final goal." With the words "born to fly" ("born to fly") tattooed on his forearm, the 43 year old Austrian has added three records to his list of conquests Sunday: the highest altitude reached by a man balloon, the record for the highest skydive, and of course speed record in free fall, when it reached 1137 km / h and climb the wall of sound. Undaunted, Felix Baumgartner has remained highly concentrated in the two and a half hour climb Sunday. A little warning about a heating system and a bit of mist on the visor does not make him lose his temper. "Sometimes you have to go high to realize how small we are," he said before taking off in a vacuum. His jump lasted 9 minutes and three seconds, including 4'44 "after the Austrian opened his parachute above the desert of New Mexico." I love challenges and try to become the first person to cross the sound barrier in free fall is a unique challenge, "he declared during its preparation." This is probably the last thing I have to do. "Felix Baumgartner was born April 20, 1969 in the Austrian city Salzburg, near the German border, and dreamed from a young age parachute and fly helicopters. "It's in the air I'm home" "I've always wanted freedom and always wanted to see the world from above. Tiny Even I already climbed trees. I always wanted to fly," he said. He made his first jump at the age of 16 years before joining the Austrian army and hone his talents in the special forces. The adventurer has already slim around the world, often high but sometimes ... very low. In 1999, he was the first man to jump from the hand of the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, only 30 meters from the ground, with just enough time to open his parachute to land safely . But his exploits are its most spectacular jumps from the tallest towers in the world: the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1999), and the Taipei 101 Tower in Taiwan (2004). In 2003, he also made the first crossing of the English Channel in freefall, jumping from a plane over England and Calais joining two wings attached to carbon. He then jumped from the highest bridge in the world, the Millau Viaduct in France, which rises to 343 meters above the Tarn Valley.
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