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Skydiver Shoots for World Records

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  • May 27: Fournier's balloon begins its ascent to 130,000 feet, without Fournier or his capsule, in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
  • May 27: French skydiver Michel Fournier, 64, hugs a member of his crew after his second attempt of a jump from 130,000 feet above the Earth didn't take place in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. The helium balloon Fournier was going to use to soar to the stratosphere drifted away into the sky without the capsule.
  • May 27: French skydiver Michel Fournier, 64, walks around in an airport hanger with crew members after his second attempt to jump 40 km jump from above the Earth didn't take place in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
  • May 27: French skydiver Michel Fournier's high-altitude balloon rises into the air, without him aboard, in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
  • May 27: Fournier and colleagues walk back to the hangar in North Battleford, Saskatchewan after his balloon drifted away.
  • May 26: French sky diver Michel Fournier gets loaded into an ambulance for transportation in preparation of his attempt to break four freefall records in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
  • May 26: Crews hook up the pod of French sky diver Michel Fournier in preparation for his record breaking attempts including the longest freefall from 40,000 meters in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
  • May 26: Crews hook up the pod of French sky diver Michel Fournier in preparation for his record breaking attempts including the longest freefall from 40,000 meters in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
  • May 26: Launch manager Dale Sommerfeldt talks about the launch of French sky diver Michel Fournier in his attempt to break four freefall records in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
  • May 26: Crew members look over the empty pod of French skydiver Michel Fournier back at the airport hanger in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, after his attempt to his record breaking jump from a special helium filled balloon and pod was postponed because of high winds at the launch site. The banner at the top end of the pod reads 'Who Dares Wins' in French.
  • May 26: French skydiver Michel Fournier, center, confers with colleagues after Monday's aborted attempt in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

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