Former President Bush skydives to celebrate museum reopening

Associated Press - November 10, 2007 11:13 PM ET

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - It's the grand reopening of former President George Bush's presidential museum. And Bush celebrated the event with a surprise skydive on Saturday.

It's his sixth skydive and his first since 2004, when he jumped to celebrate his 80th birthday. Bush made the jump strapped to an expert from the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team.

His first parachute jump was back in 1944, when Bush was shot down over the Pacific during World War II.

The Bush presidential museum first opened on the Texas A&M University campus 10 years ago. It's been mostly closed since April for a $8.3 million facelift.

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