A 63 year old French paratrooper is planning a free fall over Saskatchewan that will drop him 25 miles, have him break the sound barrier, and take more than 8 minutes. Challenges include:
- -100 degree weather at the edge of space
- a suit that will heat up to 65 degrees due to friction
- the ear-splitting bang of a sonic boom (he’ll be wearing ear plugs)
- slowing down due to re-entry
- a parachute that needs to be strong enough to break that fall
This guy is nuts!