Helium Balloons Power Trans-Atlantic Flight Attempt

Jonathan Trappe heads to Europe via 'cluster ballooning'

By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner

Posted Sep 12, 2013 6:21 PM CDT

(Newser) – An IT guy who doubles as a daredevil rebooted his attempt at a record-breaking flight today. Lifted by 370 helium balloons, Jonathan Trappe took off from Maine on a 2,500-mile trans-Atlantic "cluster ballooning" flight. Newsy reports:

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