"Hmm, this doesn't look like France."
That was the rather uninspiring final shipboard message from Jonathan Trappe, a true romantic possessed of bravery, ingenuity, and a desire to fly across the Atlantic under a bunch of balloons.
In a real-life echo of the Pixar film "Up," Trappe set off from Caribou, Maine, on Thursday in a rowboat that was carried into the sky by 370 helium-filled balloons.
His goal: to float to Europe. Unfortunately, the odyssey failed after only 12 hours, with Trappe getting no farther than Newfoundland. … Read more