HIGHEST FREEFALL

  • Felix Baumgartner lands after recordbreaking jump of 39 km October 15, 2012

    Roswell: Austrian extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed gracefully on Earth Sunday after a 24mile (38.6kilometer) jump from the stratosphere in a dramatic, recordbreaking feat that officials said made him the first skydiver to fall faster than the speed of sound. Baumgartner came down in the eastern New Mexico desert about nine...
  • Felix Baumgartner lands after recordbreaking jump of 39 km October 14, 2012

    Roswell: An Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner on Sunday landed successfully after recordbreaking jump of 39 kilometres breaking the sound barrier. Cheers broke out as the craft carrying Felix Baumgartner took flight at 9:30 am (11:30 am EDT/1530 GMT). An enormous balloon rose into the air, pulling after it an 11by8foot...
  • Felix Baumgartner: Skydiver cancels try at supersonic jump October 9, 2012

    Roswell: Extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner cancelled his planned death-defying 23-mile (37 kilometer) free fall on Tuesday into the New Mexico desert because of high winds. The 43-year-old former military parachutist from Austria had hoped to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier and shatter three other...
  • Felix Baumgartner: Extreme skydiver begins preparation for supersonic jump October 9, 2012

    Roswell (New Mexico, USA): A weather hold that threatened to cancel extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner's death-defying, 23-mile (37 km) free fall into the southeastern New Mexico desert has been lifted. The planned 7 am launch on Tuesday was delayed by high winds. However, just before 9 am, the winds...
  • Felix Baumgartner hopes to make supersonic jump October 9, 2012

    Roswell (New Mexico, USA): Extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner hopes to end five years of preparation with a death-defying 23-mile (37-kilometer) free fall into the New Mexico desert on Tuesday morning. Weather permitting, the 43-year-old Austrian will take off in a 55-story, ultra-thin and easy-to-tear helium balloon that will...
  • Felix Baumgartner: Skydiver eyes record-breaking jump over US October 9, 2012

    Roswell: Skydiver Felix Baumgartner's attempt at the highest, fastest free fall in history on Tuesday is more than just a stunt. His planned 23-mile dive from the stratosphere should provide scientists with valuable information for next-generation spacesuits and techniques that could help astronauts survive accidents. Jumping from more than three times...
  • Felix Baumgartner: Skydiver ready for his 36-km free fall October 9, 2012

    On Tuesday evening at 6 pm, 43-year-old Austrian sky diver Felix Baumgartner will do the unthinkable. He will jump from a height of 1,20,000 feet above ground level and become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier in the highest and fastest freefall in history. The event will be...