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Balmy Balloonists? Well, you'd have to be, wouldn't you, to risk life and limb, not to mention millions of dollars 30,000 feet above the earth? Today's trans-world balloons are outfitted with all of the latest in high technology brainpower and skill both in the capsule and on the ground, but it didn't start out that way ... [continued in the hardcopy edition]

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