© BBC NEWS
The Japanese military could have delivered assistance in what would have been its first deployment to China since the end of World War II and a step in strengthening Sino-Japanese ties, long troubled by their wartime past.
© BBC reports that small UAVs would be sent off US shore to research hurricanes. The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has not cleared those drones to fly over CONUS (Continental USA) so far: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7421297.stm
Michel Fournier tested his radio connection that also will ensure physiological monitoring, as a video connection through the helmet onboard his « gondola » was tested too. Everything looked OK, but the weather compelled to postpone the Frenchman’s feat a bit later. Now it looks OK again.
64-year old parachutist Michel FOURNIER should presently jump at a speed of 1.4 Mach at Flight Level 1320 (about 40 km, or 132,000 ft), almost over the ozone layer !!!
GO MICHEL ! GO and make a historical sonic boom as Chuck Yeager did!
The balloon is being inflated. Wait and see…