Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I blogged a bit back on Le Grand Saut and Michel Fournier who planned on skydiving from 130,000 feet. There seems to have been a bit of a snag.
A French skydiver's hope to set a new free-fall record has been dealt another setback — his ride to the sky left without him.

The helium balloon Michel Fournier, 64, was going to use to soar to the stratosphere detached from the capsule he was going to use to jump from 130,000 feet (40,000 meters).

It happened as the balloon was being inflated on the ground at the airport in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

The balloon drifted away into the sky without the capsule.

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