French Man Delays Record Skydive As Balloon Blows Away

May 27, 2008

French man Michel Fournier was set for a record-breaking skydive on Tuesday, which would have had him jumping out of a balloon from 25 miles up.  He had to delay it for a second time though when his balloon flew away with out him.Montreal (ChattahBox) – French man Michel Fournier was set for a record-breaking skydive on Tuesday, which would have had him jumping out of a balloon from 25 miles up. He had to delay it for a second time though when his balloon flew away with out him.

He was supposed to hop on a balloon which would have taken him 25 miles up for him to jump. Before he was able to board it though it blew away.

He also had to delay the jump from Monday to Tuesday due to bad weather.

Fournier is trying to break world records for the highest jump, fastest free fall, longest free fall, as well as highest altitude ever reached by a man in a balloon.

The 64-year old was all ready to go in his specially-designed suit to withstand extreme temperatures of over -100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fournier has spent 20 years and nearly $20 million getting ready for this dangerous jump.


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