May 27, 2008

Frenchman Making Record Sky Dive

Michel Fournier.jpg(North Battleford, Saskatchewan) Meet 64-year-old Michel Fournier, a daredevil parachutist and retired French Army officer.

Fournier plans to jump out of a balloon today at an altitude of 130,000 feet (40,000 meters) to set new world records for fastest free fall, longest free fall, highest jump and highest altitude reached by man in a balloon. Good luck!

At some point on the way down, Fournier will break the sound barrier and approach 1,000 miles per hour.

Bon voyage, mon ami!

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