Joseph William Kittinger II is a retired Colonel in the US Air Force and a USAF Command Pilot. Following his initial operational assignment in fighter aircraft, he participated in Project Manhigh and Project Excelsior in 1960, setting a world record for the highest skydive from a height greater than 31 kilometres (19 mi). He was also the first man to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a gas balloon.
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Highest Skydive: Triumph Skydiver Felix Baumgartner of Austria and Technical Project Director Art Thompson of the Unites States celebrate after successfully completing the worlds highest skydive, a supersonic leap, for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, on Oct. 14, 2012
Badass, Felix Baumgartner, broke the world record for the highest skydive when he dove from his capsule in outer space on October 14, 2012. Subscribe (Don't miss any videos!): http://full.sc/HMpMLY Twitter: http://full.sc/HlZXmi Facebook: http://full.sc/IaZcjw Instagram: Search for codydykstra
Austrian skydiver breaks sound barrier - An Austrian daredevil leapt into the stratosphere from a balloon and safely landed, setting a record for the highest skydive and breaking the sound barrier in the process.