See Joseph Kittinger. Even as a kid I remember being fascinated by this photo. Imagine stepping off a platform at 102,800 feet.
Michel Fournier is attempting to break Kittinger's record, but it just isn't the same. Fournier is relying upon the latest technology, while Kittinger was literally taking a leap of faith. He went where no man had gone before, and with very primitive gear. With that said, I hope that Fournier succeeds and brings back lots of cool video.