Ultimate Challenge or Death Wish? - course hes French.

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  1. Guy labelled " Mr. Mach One " intends to skydive from 130,000 feet, break the sound barrier at 115,000 feet, reach a speed of 1500 km/h at 80,000 feet and, if his suit doesn't fail and his blood boil or his face get blown clean off, he'll land 7 and 1/2 minutes later in some farmer's field, just for the glory of it and , maybe some cahs from ' motivational speaking engagements ' later.

    Think I'll sit this one out, thanks... CNN will probably have film of the wetspot and crater where he hit on the 11o'clock report..

    read all about the guy at:


    He sold everything he had to pay for this jump, he's 64 years old and should know better.
  2. Mongo

    Mongo LE Reviewer


    British guy doing it, but from 10k feet lower..

    Still, around 7 minutes of free fall is insane..

    Well good luck to both of them, but obviously I'm backing Steve, not froggie..
  3. Had just finished re-reading the book "Freefall" by Tom Read, sounds similiar to what he had been planning to do. Interesting read, especially the bits about Joe Kittinger Jnr.