The ideal flight path. Photo: clusterballoon.com
This past weekend at the Leon International Balloon Festival, Jonathan Trappe lifted a fake house off the ground using a cluster of balloons. The stunt, inspired by the Disney movie Up, is the latest in a series of jaunts Trappe has completed to prep for what he calls "the great white whale of adventure:" a trans-Atlantic cluster balloon flight. Before you settle on snickering as the appropriate reaction, at least consider this: five other people have died attempting to be the first to complete the crossing, according to The Telegraph.
Here is a bit more on his attempt.