Thursday, May 29, 2008

Skydiver's attempt to set a free-fall record fails when his balloon leaves without him

From the AP: Yesterday French skydiver Michel Fournier 's latest attempt to set a new free-fall record by riding a balloon to the stratosphere, then jumping out wearing a space suit ended when his baloon to the sky left without him.

The helium balloon was going to use Tuesday to soar to the stratosphere detached from the capsule he was going to use to jump from 130,000 feet.

It happened after the balloon was inflated on the ground at the airport in Saskatchewan. The balloon drifted away without the capsule.

"It was like having a hammer over my head," he said later.



Jacques Clouseau said...

Zut Alors!

He'll be back. It's not like the French to give up...

Anonymous said...

I would take that as "someone" trying to tell me something.