The cluster balloon flight was not without its issues and concerns. "It was seriously cold, up above the highest mountain peaks, and above the cloud layer," Trappe told Discovery. "At 3:00 or 4:00am I was wondering to myself if it was worth it. There is so much effort required to go aloft under these toy balloons - it is a completely unreasonable way to fly," he admitted.
Ultimately it was worth it. "Then, the dawn came," Trappe continued. "Rumors of light to start with. But the rumors turned to promises, and promises delivered the sun to the sky. Watching the sun rise from the heavens, while I was well above the cloud layer with nothing underneath me, and nothing surrounding me but sky, was unlike anything else. Those thoughts from 3:00 or 4:00am were gone, and it was beautiful and glorious."