Monday, May 26

D-Day for Michel Fournier's Super Jump?

By now people on site at North Battleford should be able to see helium-filled probes in the sky on the tarmac that are tethered to the ground. These will give a good indication of the wind speed. Look for a vertical line between the probe and the point at which it is tethered. That is a sure sign that a launch attempt will be made.

Michel is being weighed on an industrial scale to help establish the right amount of ballast required on the balloon.

Much of this is a wait and see game. Michel is seen here resting outside in 2003 before undergoing the denitrogenization process.