French Man Poised And Ready To Break Skydiving Records

May 26, 2008

Michel Fournier. a 64-year old retired French army officer will attempt to break the current world-record for a skydive when he throws himself off a balloon 130,000 feet above the Earth...Paris (ChattahBox) – Michel Fournier. a 64-year old retired French army officer will attempt to break the current world-record for a skydive when he throws himself off a balloon 130,000 feet above the Earth.

Fournier is going to be taking a helium-powered balloon 130,000 feet above the Earth, where the temperatures may hit -148 degrees Fahrenheit, or -100 degrees Celsius.

He will be wearing a specially-designed pressurized suit to withstand these extreme temperatures.

The jump will last for 15-minutes, with Fournier possibly breaking four world records.

He could break the record for the fastest free fall, longest free fall, highest jump, and highest altitude reached by a man in a balloon if he pulls it all off.

Weather pushed the jump back from 6 a.m. ET to 10 a.m. ET on Monday due to winds.

The current record for a high jump is by Col. Joseph Kittinger from the U.S. Air Force, who jumped from 101,700 feet on August 16, 1950.


Comments

One Response to “French Man Poised And Ready To Break Skydiving Records”

  1. John Moorvartian on May 26th, 2008 11:14 am

    With all the crazy stuff going on in the world right now here is guy who doesn’t even notice. This is what makes life worth getting up one more day. All I can say is, Long live France, long live Fournier and his spirit. Go for it bud.

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