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Balloon Campaign In Antarctica Begins Its Second Year
2014-01-03 07:46:36

NASA The second year of an unprecedented balloon campaign in Antarctica has just begun. The NASA-funded mission – called the Balloon Array for Radiation belt Relativistic Electron Losses, or BARREL – is led by Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. The mission is unique, as it relies not on one gigantic balloon, but on many smaller ones, 20 in total. BARREL's job is to help unravel the mysterious radiation belts, two gigantic donuts of particles that surround Earth. The mission works in...

Hot Air Balloon Rides Dangerous
2013-11-05 10:35:37

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have analyzed crash data for different modes of air travel and have found that the minimal regulations for hot air balloon rides may be making the tours more dangerous. The researchers specifically blame the lack of regulation covering these flights and suggest that extra safety measures, such as cushioned basket bottoms and restraints could save lives in the event of a crash. In the past 12 years, five people have died...

Travel To The Edge Of Space In Style
2013-10-23 03:43:47

[ Watch the Video: Riding High To The Edge Of Space ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you’ve ever wanted to touch the stars, but can’t afford the quarter-of-a-million dollars required to hitch a ride on a rocket, a new Arizona-based start-up has come up with a slightly more affordable alternative means of transportation. The company is a subsidiary of Paragon Space Development Corporation named World View, and according to Joel Achenbach of the...

2013-10-17 23:01:44

EXHIB-IT!, Albuquerque’s leading trade show marketing experts, participated in and sponsored a balloon “Earth, Wind & Fire II” in the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta from October 5-13, 2013. Owner and CEO, DJ Heckes, also a Pilot, flew with owner and Primary Pilot Jon Peterson in the Balloon Fiesta with over 25 crew members throughout the 10 days. Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 The reason EXHIB-IT! sponsors a balloon is that EXHIB-IT! is a national company...

2013-10-16 23:32:36

GiftBlooms.com is now extending its same day balloon delivery service to Chicago, IL and will be offering it at 23% lower service fee compared to the industry average. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 GiftBlooms is offering the birthday balloons delivery for her or any friend or loved one. The online balloon delivery to Chicago has announced that it be extending its delivery service throughout Chicago area. It can ship balloons, flowers, and other presents to Chicago, Bloomington,...

2013-10-11 23:25:41

Efficient same day delivery policy is not the only aspect that has made Giftsblooms receive massive ratings. According to a recently concluded survey conducted by event planners, the prices charged on birthday cake delivery services have also been a major contributing factor. New York (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Giftsblooms has woken up to some amazing news today thanks to their effective same day delivery policy of birthday balloons, helium balloons, balloon bouquets and birthday cakes. The...

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