Thursday, June 12, 2008

Send him up!

There's this tenacious guy, Michel Fournier, who wants to break the sound barrier with his own body. He wants to jump out of a hot air balloon from an altitude of 130,000 feet. So far he hasn't been able to get off the ground... he's persistent, though.

A month ago, I didn't know he existed. Now that I know, I really want it to work out for him (but yeah, honestly, it's a me thing. I need to see him make this incredible jump).

During his most recent attempt (in May), much of his financial investment blew away when his balloon took off without him. So I started a site, SendHimUp, to help contribute to the next round. Maybe, just maybe, this will be The One.

You can read more about him at his site, Le Grand Saut (the Great Jump).

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