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2012-12-06 12:21:26

ATLANTA, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vystar® Corporation (OTCBB: VYST) ("Vystar" or the "Company"), the exclusive creator of Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), a multi-patented, all-natural raw material that contains significantly reduced levels of non-rubber particles and proteins found in natural rubber latex, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") issued on December 4, 2012, a fourth US patent to Vystar for its unique Vytex NRL. This most...

Solar Impulse 2015: Around The World In A Solar-Powered Airplane
2012-12-04 10:35:35

[Watch Video: Learning To Fly A Solar Plane] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With a recent record-setting intercontinental flight using only the power of the sun still fresh in their minds, Bertrand Piccard and his partner Andre Borschberg are now setting their sights on the future. The duo that took wing on the Solar Impulse aircraft from Switzerland to Morocco and back again, are now planning for a world tour, becoming the only people to fly around the world...

Cosmos 1 Balloon Combines Inspiration And Ingenuity
2012-10-29 09:47:39

NASA For Jerry and Cindy Holmes, their love of NASA´s work and ballooning came together in March when they purchased the new Cosmos I hot air balloon. "We love NASA. It represents American ingenuity," Jerry said. The couple shares another goal with NASA — to inspire kids. "We hope that Cosmos will encourage students to embrace math and science," Cindy said. At 106 feet tall and 486 pounds, Cosmos I is a whole lot of inspiration — people can´t help but look...

2012-10-19 11:20:16

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate university students to fly experiments to the edge of space on a scientific balloon next year. The balloon competition is a joint project between NASA and the Louisiana Space Consortium (LaSPACE) in Baton Rouge. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) NASA is targeting fall 2013 for the next flight opportunity for the High Altitude Student Platform...

Felix Baumgartner Prepares For World's Highest Skydive
2012-10-09 12:45:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online [ Watch Live Here ] UPDATE Oct. 9, 2012 12:45PM: The balloon was being inflated. The live broadcast had started. But just a few moments later winds came in and ruined today's mission for Felix Baumgartner to launch towards the edge of space. Red Bull Stratos said the mission has been aborted due to "gusty winds." On the live broadcast, as the video showed the helium balloon being inflated, winds began to push the balloon and make an...

2012-09-27 06:25:53

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With a growing national economy and possibly better weather than in 2011, the 2012 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta taking place October 6 - 14 could generate an economic impact of more than $100 million in direct and indirect spending, with significant benefits to Albuquerque's local economy. An Economic Impact and Guest Research Study conducted in 2011 and 2009 showed that the Fiesta not only generated $90 and $106 million in direct...

2012-09-27 02:27:23

NATICK, Mass., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for the Emerge(TM) Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) Balloon Dilatation Catheter and has begun marketing the device in the United States. The Emerge Catheter is a next-generation pre-dilatation balloon catheter designed specifically to offer exceptional deliverability for physicians to address challenging lesions in coronary...

Daredevil Skydiver Gets Approval
2012-09-25 20:39:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One daredevil is planning another feat from near-space, attempting to ride a helium-filled balloon 23 miles above the Earth and then to plunge back down for the world's highest-ever skydive. Felix Baumgartner is planning to ride a helium-filled balloon from Roswell, New Mexico on October 8 in a custom-built capsule to an altitude of 120,000 feet. After riding the capsule 23 miles, Baumgartner plans to step out of it and break...

2012-09-24 10:24:56

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta(®) is right around the corner, but hotel rooms are still available. Hot air balloonists and spectators alike will come together as more than 500 balloons launch for nine days in New Mexico's largest city. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta(®) takes place in the Hot Air Balloon Capital of the World each October, this year from October 6-14, 2012. Act now to take...

2012-09-05 10:24:12

HAMBURG, Germany, September 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - World's largest hot-air balloon: Charity vereint e.V. raises funds to support projects and organizations - Partner Antonio Sabogo supports non-profit project with an exclusive ring collection; Charity vereint e.V. will benefit from the revenues - The sponsors' pitch: companies can participate in the world record attempt The association Charity vereint e.V....