Expedition 2017: New World Record attempt in the USA. One of the last remaining big explorations in the sky

Marc Hauser, (*1971)



"Our dreams do not
need wings. All they need is willpower."
Marc Hauser

Exploration at its best. Coming soon in 2017...

The Air Adventure Exploration

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 exploration in the sky. And he is about to set a new World Record that has never been seen before.

 

The Target: Exploring the Limits in the Sky

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.


Special Equipment

© Stefan Zeberli will be our Balloon Pilot at the Speed Tracking World Record Attempt 2017. Foto: World Air Games Dubai 2015 by Stefan Zeberli. Stefan won the 3. place with his team.
© Stefan Zeberli will be our Balloon Pilot at the Speed Tracking World Record Attempt 2017. Foto: World Air Games Dubai 2015 by Stefan Zeberli. Stefan won the 3. place with his team.

1 Hot Air Balloon, a real BIG one

Our balloon will be slightly larger than the hot air balloons seen here.  
Three times larger to be precise.

Thermal Protection Suits

David Jourdan/Paragon Space Dev Corp.
© David Jourdan/Paragon Space Dev Corp.

"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 tights.

We may not need astronaut suits - but it will come pretty close.


Supplementary Oxygen

© Oliver Furrer, Project Speed Tracking
© Oliver Furrer, Project Speed Tracking

Skydivers exit their planes at around 12500 feet (3810m) over the airport.

We will climb up quite a bit higher with our hot air balloon.

That's why we have to breathe pure oxygen, even some hours before take off. Our speacialists call it nitrogen removal. - We call it exploration!

Search and Rescue

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...



Team Members (please enlarge for details)


Partnership for Technology + Logistics

Paragon Space Development Corporation

We are collaborating 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

Breaking World Records with Paragon
Breaking World Records with Paragon®

Award winning documentary filmmaker

Claudio von Planta is our Swiss cameraman, director and filmmaker.
His best known work is as the cameraman who accompanied Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on their Long Way Round motorcycle journey eastward from London to New York in 2004 and Long Way Down from Scotland to South Africa in 2007.

Ewan McGregor | Claudio von Planta | Charley Boorman
Ewan McGregor | Claudio von Planta | Charley Boorman

One big surprise

Click and stay tuned with the Speed-Tracking Newsletter. Welcome on board.
Click and stay tuned with the Speed-Tracking Newsletter. Welcome on board.

"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.
It will be a real exploration in the sky.

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...

Want to stay tuned?



Location and Time

This World Record attempt will take place in Roswell, New Mexico, in 2017.

Media Partnership

The air adventure will be broadcasted by Global News and Media Companies.

Stay Tuned

Do you want to be a part of our project?
Here we go: The Speed-Tracking Newsletter
Keep checking in for the latest news on this exploration.


Partnership with Swiss STEM Foundation explore-it

Marc Hauser is a team member of the Swiss based STEM Foundation explore-it.
Technology at school

The explore-it materials and tasks enable young people to be technically innovative at school.

Find out for yourself: explore-it: ... explore, ... invent, ...and more

Have a look at some pictures of the promotion tour in the USA in 2015:
New York City | Washington | Maryland | San Francisco | Silicon Valley

"In 2017 I will be back in US schools - with an amazing story from the sky..."
Marc Hauser

Marc Hauser's favorite STEM Kit: "The dream of flying"


Archives: Videos around the World Record in 2012


Archives: World Record 2012 Training in Spain