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'Doesn't Look Like France': Balloonist's Trek Falls Short

American Jonathan Trappe rescued by media chopper in Newfoundland

(Newser) - A US balloonist who was trying to cross the Atlantic Ocean using hundreds of helium-filled balloons has landed short of his goal in Newfoundland. With sense of humor intact: "This doesn't look like France," he posted on Facebook . The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported today that it used... More »

Helium Balloons Power Trans-Atlantic Flight Attempt

Jonathan Trappe heads to Europe via 'cluster ballooning'

(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: More »

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