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Man Crosses English Channel With Balloon-Power

Taking a page from Pixar's Up, American Jonathan Trappe made a fantastic journey across the English Channel via helium balloons.

Ultimately, his journey proved successful, and Trappe landed in a French cabbage patch. He's the first person to accomplish such a feat, but it was not his first balloon trip.

Trappe hitched a bunch of balloons to a chair, but his rig was a little more complex than a toy or the house in 'Up.' He took navigation equipment, tracking devices and an oxygen system along for the ride, which was approved by aviation officials.

Link - via gothamist

From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by nmiller.


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