Sign up FAST! Login

Felix Baumgartner’s Story: Who Is the Man Who Pierced the Sky?

Stashed in: X Games!, Falling!, Jump!

To save this post, select a stash from drop-down menu or type in a new one:

When Felix Baumgartner set out to make a living by stunt jumping—from cliffs, buildings, and bridges—the young Austrian had no idea where it would take him: to a pressurized capsule nearly 24 miles above New Mexico, last October 14, preparing to free-fall farther than any man in history, and at supersonic speed. Detailing Baumgartner’s quest, William Langewiesche explores what drove him to ever greater heights.

Great story. I'm just wondering if every image of him has Red Bull in it, even if it's crumpled. :)