Marc Hauser, (*1971)
Always be yourself!
Unless you can be a superhero
- then always be a superhero.
Marc Hauser is the current World Record holder in Speed Tracking.
189 miles per hour (304 km/h)
The Record was set in October 2012. Marc is now planning his next adventure: to set a new World Record that has never been seen before.
Exploring the limits of what is humanly possible.
Marc Hauser's discipline "Speed Tracking" is flying in a suit with no wings at all.
In 2017 we will push the envelope.
We will only use one balloon.
But our balloon will be slightly larger than the hot air balloons seen here.
Three times larger to be precise.
"What's the thermal issue if it's in New Mexico?" you may ask. That's a good question, but because we will climb to very high altitudes we will need something more than warm pullovers and
We may not need astronaut suits - but it will come pretty close.
In altitudes of 12'500 feet (4000m) above sea level you need alternate oxygen supply to prevent hypoxia. Otherwise you would perish within minutes - or even seconds.
And we will definitely be above this altitude.
New Mexico is wide and dry. That's why we will need a special equipped Rescue team at our side.
Without it, we may just set a new World Record in walking distance back to the airport...
We are planning to work with a great partner on-site: The US based company Paragon®
The Paragon StratEx team sent Alan Eustace up to the stratosphere in 2014.
Have a look at Project StratEX
And enjoy the great speech of Alan Eustace at TED
"Jumping out of a balloon? - a piece of cake!"
You are absolutely right. There must be something more to this adventure.
The point of our story is based on a first timer.
This will be something that has never been done before in the history of aviation and skydiving.
Does this sound a bit strange to you? Believe us, that's exactly how it sounds to us too. Plus it also sounds a bit scary, to be honest.
And we already know the surprising facts...
This World Record attempt will take place in Roswell, New Mexico, in 2017.
The air adventure will be broadcasted by Global News and Media Companies.
Do you want to be a part of our project? Keep checking in for the latest news on this World Record attempt.