For those following this story, just imagine! Today, Michel Fournier was going to make history if he broke the records by falling off from the stratosphere. Alas, the helium-filled balloon would have been worth every cent of the $200,000 (no error in the zeroes) it cost, if only... But in what seemed to be a … Continue reading $200,000 go up in thin air!
What’s a 64-year old man planning to do with a phone-booth sized round capsule and a three-layered towering balloon? Well, he’s preparing to take-off, and make an ascent of 40 kilometers above the ground, seated in this capsule filled with pure oxygen (to be replaced with nitrogen when the door shuts). After a two and … Continue reading Michel Fournier… slated to break records by breaking through sound barriers.
Michel Fournier, a retired French army officer has been preparing for this day for 20 years, having spent just as many million dollars - yes, 20 million dollars - in his search to enable him fly as high as almost 25 miles (that’s 132,000 feet) above ground level in about two hours - so he … Continue reading ‘The Great Leap’ to be attempted by 64-year-old!