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I'm 100 percent sure I'm becoming a really good helicopter pilot.

I'm 100 percent sure I'm becoming a really good helicopter pilot.

Well, to me, my past accomplishments weren't crazy. They required a lot of skill and careful planning. ---->>>

Aviation - and space travel, in particular - have always been especially captivating.

Aviation - and space travel, in particular - have always been especially captivating.

Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are. ---->>>

I started skydiving because I loved the idea of freedom.

I started skydiving because I loved the idea of freedom.

I can't bear the thought of my mother having to push me around in a wheelchair. I'd rather die quickly. ---->>>

As a little kid, I climbed a lot of trees because I always loved the bird's-eye view. ---->>>

If the Wright brothers hadn't put their lives on the line, we would not be flying around the world these days. So we need pioneers. ---->>>

I always had the dream of flying, and the cheapest way is to become a skydiver. ---->>>

I base jumped off the Jesus statue in Rio de Janeiro. ---->>>

I want to find a nice decent job as a helicopter pilot. ---->>>

I'm retired from the daredevil business. ---->>>

Let me tell you - when I was standing there on top of the world, you become so humble. You don't think about breaking records anymore, you don't think about gaining scientific data - the only thing that you want is to come back alive. ---->>>

Heroes don't wear diapers. It's just not cool.

Heroes don't wear diapers. It's just not cool.

I always feel the danger because you might always be subject to an unexpected or emergency event. ---->>>

I feel comfortable with what I do and I guess that my girlfriend feels the same. ---->>>

I was crossing the English Channel with a carbon-fiber wing on my back. ---->>>

People should decide 'are you willing to spend all this money to go to Mars?' I think the average person on the ground would never spend that amount of money - they have to spend it on something that makes sense and this is definitely saving our planet. ---->>>

If I do something, it's always 90% obvious and 10% unknown. ---->>>

I like to challenge myself. ---->>>

Normally, when I skydive, even in winter, I wear very thin gloves. I want to be flexible, with fast reactions. ---->>>

This claustrophobia was the only weakness I had. It's not my fault. It's just in my mind. ---->>>

I have no privacy anymore. ---->>>

At a certain R.P.M., there's only one way for blood to leave your body, and that's through your eyeballs. That means you're dead. ---->>>

I've done a lot of things in a business where you're lucky to stay alive, so when the time comes, I'll be happy to pass my knowledge along and help someone else. ---->>>

I have a lot of fears that normal people have. ---->>>

The stratosphere is a hostile place. ---->>>

To jump and break the sound barrier will not be a mere record breaking experience or another extreme event that ends once the mission is accomplished. ---->>>

I base jumped off one of the highest buildings in the world. ---->>>

I don't like to rate myself; others can do that. ---->>>

I had to work with a psychiatrist. ---->>>

I'm more a competitive person. ---->>>

I'm now a member of a pretty small club. ---->>>

Of course my life has changed because now everybody knows who Felix Baumgartner is. ---->>>

People are fascinated about the world above them because it seems so out-of-reach. ---->>>

They call me Fearless Felix. ---->>>

Well, I jumped for the first time when I was 16. I just loved it and immediately realized that it was what I wanted to do. ---->>>

You have seen on TV how hard it is to go up 129,000 feet and how hard it is to come down. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Austrian
Born: 04-20, 1969
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Occupation: Athlete

Felix Baumgartner (German: [ˈfeː.lɪks ˈba͡ʊ̯mˌɡaɐ̯t.nɐ]; born 20 April 1969) is an Austrian skydiver, daredevil and BASE jumper. He is best known for jumping to Earth from a helium balloon in the stratosphere on 14 October 2012. Doing so, he set world records for skydiving an estimated 39 km (24 mi), reaching an estimated top speed of 1,357 (wikipedia)