Baumgartner Hates Mars Exploration…and Greek Lorry Drivers

It seems as though skydiving daredevil Felix Baumgartner not only has a distinct dislike for Mars exploration but also for Greek truck drivers who get in his way:

Supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner has been found guilty of punching a Greek lorry driver in the face in a road rage incident in his home town of Salzburg, Austria two years ago.

Baumgartner, who last month broke the world record altitude for a parachute jump in the Red Bull Stratos project, had appealed against the conviction for assault but a three-judge appeals panel today upheld the verdict.

Baumgartner, 43, was fined 1,500 euros but escaped jail for the assault on September 30, 2010.

The victim, named only as Dimitrios P, 38, for legal reasons, told Austrian media that the punch came ‘out of the blue’ and left ‘blood everywhere’.

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