Le Grand Saut (The Great Leap)

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http://www.legrandsaut.org/index.php?lang=eng<br /><br /><font color="#0000ff"><strong>The mission:</strong> </font><br /><br /><strong><strong>Michel Fournier</strong></strong> will&nbsp;sky-dive from&nbsp;balloon at about 130,000 feet (40 kilometers, nearly 25 miles) above the plains of Saskatchewan, Canada.<br /><br />This would break the previous record set by <strong>John Kittinger</strong>, a USAF pilot who on August 16, 1960 jumped from a balloon at an altitude of 102,800 feet (31,330 m).<br /><br /><font color="#0000ff"><strong>The world records:</strong></font><br /><br />- Altitude record for freefall<br />- Altitude record for human balloon flight<br />- Time record for longest freefall<br />- Speed record for fastest freefall<br /><font color="#0000ff"><br /><strong>The date: </strong></font><br /><br />Sunday May 25th 2008&nbsp;if the weather permits<br />Monday May 26th 2008&nbsp;if Sunday is rained out <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<font size="2">I wonder how long it takes some DareDevil to jump from SpaceShipTwo at 100+ Kilometers? What a rush that's gonna be.</font> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font color="#993300"><span class="body"><font size="2" color="#3366ff"><div align="center">. </div><div align="center">Never roll in the mud with a pig. You'll both get dirty & the pig likes it.</div></font></span></font> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>apparently they are making the attempt <br />Posted by h2ouniverse</DIV></p><p>Too much wind finally. Postponed to tomorrow May 27th</p>
 
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<p>The attempt has failed. The balloon detached from the cabin before lift-off => 200,000$ lost. Might kill the project but at least didn't kill the aeronaut...<br /></p>
 
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