Michel Fournier's Big Jump Failed Today

Posted: May 27 2008, 9:18am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:21am CDT , in Other Stuff


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Michel Fournier's Big Jump failed Today

Michel Fournier's record skydiving project failed today, because the balloon left the capsule with Fournier behind.

The very expensive balloon was recovered 40km off the launch area. The Michel Fournier team will give a press conference later to detail what went wrong.
As reported earlier, Michel Fournier actually planned to do the record sky dive yesterday, but strong winds did not allow it.
It is unclear at the moment if he can try again.
Via the Fournier big Jump site.

About Le Grand Saut:
64 year old French Sky diver Michel Founier will try today to break several world records: Altitude record for a skydive (130,000 feet, 40 km), Altitude record for human balloon flight, Record for longest free-fall and Record for fastest skydive.

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