Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Lawnchair Balloonist

The Athanasius Kircher Society has a bit on the Lawnchair Balloonist, Larry Walters, who flew in a lawnchair (tied to 35 helium-filled weather balloons) from a backyard up to 16,000 feet over greater Los Angeles. His uncontrolled jaunt has been wonderfully documneted by Mark Barry, who's apparently writing a book on Larry Walters' incredible but poorly thought-out idea. On Barry's site, be sure to check out the eighteen minute audio file of the radio transmissions between Larry, the ground crew (his girlfriend and pals) and various emergency personnel.

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