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Curses! Foiled Again!

Rousson…go home


A Frenchman inspired by the classic film ET is hoping to become the first person to cross the English Channel in a pedal-powered airship.

It is Rousson’s second attempt at crossing the 28-mile stretch across one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes after he was forced to postpone the challenge in June due to strong winds.

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Unfortunately the winds foiled this attempt also. Rousson was forced to give it up just eleven miles short of France, a little more than half way across the Channel. His airship is so light that any wind above 2 knots means that he has to abort and winds that light are rare in the Channel.

September 28, 2008 Posted by | People | , , | Comments Off on Curses! Foiled Again!