Speed Tracking is a skydiving discipline named by Marc Hauser.
That means flying forward (Tracking) as fast as possible while being in free fall without wearing a wingsuit. The skydiver is just wearing a normal skydiving suit.
Bill Gates has talked
about a "miracle" that could satisfy global energy consumption:
Help shape the future by supporting the adventure and the production of an awe inspiring documentary. We will promote development of wind power technology all over the world.
High-altitude wind power could be the answer to our energy problems.
Just a small part of the jet stream power could make the job.
There are innovative companies like TWINGTEC and Skypull involved in this new business field.
They do not reach jet stream altitude yet. But it's a first step towards a brighter future.
For our documentary we also visited the Weathermuseum near Berlin, Germany. They still hold the high altitude world record for kites at jet stream levels of 31.955ft | 9740m.
The record was set in 1919. Imagine: This world record kite reached jet stream altitude!
In 2016 Bill Gates mentioned the jet stream as one of the "energy miracles" of the future.
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.
Exploring the limits of what is humanly possible.
Marc Hauser's discipline "Speed Tracking" is flying in a suit with no wings at all.
Claudio von Planta is our Swiss cameraman, director and
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.
In Australia we were supported by Steve Gale in his military training jet.
Steve Gale was our pilot and chief officer in the sky. Have a look at his jets in action:
Marc Hauser is a team member of the Swiss based STEM Foundation explore-it.
Technology at school
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 2019 I will be back in US schools - with an amazing story from the sky..."