Felix Baumgartner

Dr. Andy Walshe

Andy Walshe on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Dr. Andy Walshe, an expert in elite human performance. The director of high performance for Red Bull, Walshe helped Felix Baumgartner became the first person to break the sound barrier when he jumped to Earth from a helium balloon on October 14, 2012.


Pilot Felix Baumgartner on a screen at mission control center in Roswell, New Mexico.

Skydiver fell faster than thought

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner was faster than he or anyone else thought when he jumped from 24 miles up.


Tahoe Snowboarder Up For NatGeo Award

Jeremy Jones is one of the top snowboarders in the world. He’s powered his career to new levels without the use of helicopters or snowmobiles in some of the gnarliest terrain on earth. And come Jan. 16, the Truckee-based Jones might also become National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year.


A year in, YouTube's channels not yet must-see TV

NEW YORK (AP) – When Google announced its plans to fund some 100 new channels of original programming on YouTube, many expected a transformation in television. Google had disrupted other industries and TV appeared to […]


Austrians proud of skydiver Fearless Felix

VIENNA (AP) – In tiny Austria, where souvenir shops do brisk business in T-shirts bearing the crossed-out image of a  kangaroo, some hope skydiver Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking jump will mean that – for a while […]


Falling, falling, falling

No doubt you’ve heard about Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner. He rode a balloon up 24 miles… jumped out… and reached speeds of 600 miles an hour before opening his chute.  Witnesses say he plummeted to […]


Fearless Felix: the world's first supersonic skydiver (video)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) – Felix Baumgartner stood poised in the open hatch of a capsule suspended above Earth, wondering if he would make it back alive. Twenty four miles below him, millions of people were […]


Skydiver lands smoothly after daring 24-mile leap

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) – Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed gracefully on Earth after a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere in a dramatic, record-breaking feat that may also have marked the world’s first supersonic skydive. Baumgartner […]


Fearless Felix cancels try at supersonic jump

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) – Extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner canceled his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall on Tuesday into the New Mexico desert because of high winds. The 43-year-old former military parachutist from Austria […]


Skydiver eyes record-breaking jump over NM (video)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) – Experienced skydiver and extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner hopes to take the leap of his life on Tuesday, attempting the highest, fastest free fall in history. If he survives, the man dubbed […]



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