Lawn Chair Flight

A man from Oregon tied over 100 helium balloons to his lawn chair, sat in the chair, and took flight. He landed over 193 miles away from his home in Idaho nine hours later. He had a parachute, drinking water, some snacks, instruments to measure his altitude and speed, a global positioning system device in his pocket, and about four plastic bags holding five gallons of water each to act as ballast. That way he could use a spigot to release water and rise slowly. He also had some method of releasing helium to descend. Crazy.

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