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    French skydiver fails record freefall bid - Ballooon floats away

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    NORTH BATTLEFORD, Saskatchewan (AFP) — French skydiver Michel Fournier's bid to set a new altitude freefall record was scuppered Tuesday when the balloon that was to carry him into the stratosphere separated from his gondola....


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    Re: French skydiver fails record freefall bid - Ballooon floats away

    I heard on the news he has blown $20 million on this dream. How the hell can you spend that much?

    Hell for $10 mil, I would have provided the ballon, taken the lessons to fly it, taken him up into the sky & thrown his ass over the side myself & he'd still have $10 mil left over to show for it.

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    Re: French skydiver fails record freefall bid - Ballooon floats away

    I giggled at this when my morning radio show talked about this. poor guy.
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    Re: French skydiver fails record freefall bid - Ballooon floats away

    If you can afford to spend that much money, it doesn't really matter where your balloon lands

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