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Felix Baumgartner
Baumgartner in April 2013.

Nickname(s) B.A.S.E. 502 – Fearless Felix
Born (1969-04-20) 20 April 1969 (age 47)
Salzburg, Austria
Website felixbaumgartner.com

I base jumped off the Jesus statue in Rio de Janeiro.
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.
Felix Baumgartner
I have a lot of fears that normal people have.
I base jumped off one of the highest buildings in the world.
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.
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You have seen on TV how hard it is to go up 129,000 feet and how hard it is to come down.
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I'm 100 percent sure I'm becoming a really good helicopter pilot.
I feel comfortable with what I do and I guess that my girlfriend feels the same.
Felix Baumgartner
Well, to me, my past accomplishments weren't crazy. They required a lot of skill and careful planning.
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I always had the dream of flying, and the cheapest way is to become a skydiver.
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I'm more a competitive person.
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.
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I like to challenge myself.
Of course my life has changed because now everybody knows who Felix Baumgartner is.
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People are fascinated about the world above them because it seems so out-of-reach.
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They call me Fearless Felix.
If I do something, it's always 90% obvious and 10% unknown.
Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are.
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Aviation – and space travel, in particular – have always been especially captivating.
Felix Baumgartner
Aviation – and space travel, in particular – have always been especially captivating.
Felix Baumgartner
I'm now a member of a pretty small club.
I always feel the danger because you might always be subject to an unexpected or emergency event.
Felix Baumgartner
I can't bear the thought of my mother having to push me around in a wheelchair. I'd rather die quickly.
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I had to work with a psychiatrist.
Normally, when I skydive, even in winter, I wear very thin gloves. I want to be flexible, with fast reactions.
Felix Baumgartner
I started skydiving because I loved the idea of freedom.
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.
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As a little kid, I climbed a lot of trees because I always loved the bird's-eye view.
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This claustrophobia was the only weakness I had. It's not my fault. It's just in my mind.
Felix Baumgartner
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.
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Heroes don't wear diapers. It's just not cool.
I have no privacy anymore.
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.
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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.
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I'm retired from the daredevil business.
I was crossing the English Channel with a carbon-fiber wing on my back.
The stratosphere is a hostile place.
I want to find a nice decent job as a helicopter pilot.
I don't like to rate myself; others can do that.