On this day in 1982, a dude named Larry Walters entered aviation history as the pilot of a craft called Inspiration I – which was a lawn chair attached to 42 large weather balloons. Plus:  the story of some high school students in Toronto, Ontario, who used a weather balloon to launch a Lego figure into near space.

Up, Up, and Away! Did Larry Walters soar above Los Angeles in a lawn chair attached to helium weather balloons? (Snopes)

Teens Put Lego Man in ‘Space’ (Actually Stratosphere)

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