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Felix Baumgartner was forty three. He was an Austrian pro skydiver and base jumper who holds world records for both the lowest ever and highest ever base jumps even though the latter feed got him banned from Taiwan and he wanted to do something even more extreme. He decides to break the sound barrier with only his body a never before done feet he must free fall twenty, four miles in four minutes going over seven hundred and seventy miles per hour. He wouldn't be the first to attempt. This past would be supersonic skydivers died during the jump. It. Takes three hundred people and five years of planning to prepare for Felix's jump. Some of those people work for rebel who sponsors the mission they hire the perfect coach, Joe Pittenger Eighty, four year old retired Air Force colonel who set the world record for highest freefall in nineteen sixty when he fell over nineteen miles back to Earth. Felix. needs to become an astronaut to fall even further and pull this off low oxygen and low atmospheric pressure will kill him without proper training and protection. Red Bull rendezvous with NASA to get an astronaut gray spacesuit and training for Felix. Just one problem fearless Felix is claustrophobic. His pricey customs spacesuit gives him panic attacks and he has to receive psychiatric counseling to handle it. October fourteenth two, thousand, twelve jump day around nine am Baumgartner breathing pure oxygen. If he doesn't eliminate all nitrogen from his body, he'll get the Benz deadly in extreme cases just before nine thirty, a. m Felix boards the capsule then a specially made forty layer helium balloon lifts it from the New Mexico desert into the stratosphere. As he ascends his visor fogs up blinding him. He radios coach joke injure what am I supposed to do? And they almost actually call it off but then solve the problem by unplugging the visor and plugging it back in classic turn it off and turn it back on turns out fixes, phones, laptops, and Fancy Space Helmets just after twelve PM Felix, reaches one, hundred, twenty, eight, thousand, one, hundred feet, the height he'll jump from for scale imagine four Mount Everest stacked up without the suit his bodily fluids will vaporize and kill him at this altitude. He describes his view when you stand up there on top of the world you. So humble. It's not about breaking records anymore. It's not about getting scientific data. It's all about coming home. Twelve O eight pm he jumps almost immediately he starts spinning really not good if he can't control the spin, all his blood will gush out of his is killing him. This is what killed the previous dare-devils. Plus the G force threatens to knock him unconscious. He fights to stay awake he could deploy his parachute, but then he loses his chance of breaking the sound barrier. Felix manages to control the Spin and thirty four seconds in boom. He breaks the sonic barrier. It's so loud mission control. Here's it from the ground. Fifty Second Felix hits his Terminal Velocity Mach One, point two, five or eight, hundred, thirty, three point nine miles per hour over eight hundred and thirty miles per hour. Finally, he opens his parachute. Nine minutes in the air and lands safely and then celebrates with coach Joe. Two weeks later, Phoenix goes on the today show and tells the world. He did not enjoy the jump maybe because he almost died or maybe he just wanted to scare other way from trying to break his record worked on this Guy Felix Mission Accomplished. Either way he retires from skydiving and base jumping, but he has not stopped being daredevil today. He races cars makes helicopters do backflips and makes men like me feel well a little less manly. To

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