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French skydiver aims to jump from 40,000 meters

Paris, France - Michel Fournier, 57, has skydived more than 8,000 times

Michel Fournier, 57, from France, is planning to jump from 40,000 meters, reaching speed of around 1500 kmh. The jump is likely to take place next September in an uninhabited area of Canada. Fournier will spend around three hours ascending in an enclosed lightweight gondola before deflating the balloon and parachuting back to earth in 6 minutes and 25 seconds. Around 30 seconds into the jump he...

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