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2014-04-14 23:00:48

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits Monroe Center Elementary School, 17500 Ill. Hwy. 72, in Monroe Center, Ill., on April 25 where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois. CHICAGO (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits Monroe Center Elementary School, 17500 Ill. Hwy. 72, in Monroe Center, Ill., on April 25 where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational...

Project Loon Internet Balloon Circumnavigates Earth In 22 Days
2014-04-04 11:13:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Perhaps Jules Verne and his fictional character Phileas Fogg would be impressed. In the pages of the 1873 novel “Around the World in Eighty Days” Fogg barely circumnavigated the Earth in the time set by his friends at the Reform Club – but now one of Google’s Project Loon balloons, dubbed the Ibis-167, has managed the journey in just 22 days. Google unveiled the ambitious Project Loon last June, as a way to provide true...

2014-02-06 16:21:55

Metallic Balloons That Contact Electric Lines Can Cause Power Outages and Injuries SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Valentine's Day festivities taking place next week, many customers will celebrate with helium-filled metallic balloons. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges customers to securely tie a weight to all metallic balloons containing helium to prevent them from floating away. Metallic balloons that contact overhead power lines can disrupt electric service...

2014-01-06 23:25:12

ToKenya.com Inc., a leading provider of luxury African safaris, has announced it will help even more dreams come true in the New Year with the launch of a ground breaking balloon safari package at a record breaking low price cost. Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 The ultimate in adventurous experiences, the new balloon safaris from ToKenya.com is priced at just $349. Thought to be the lowest ever price for a ballooning safari experience in East Africa, the industry best fee...

2013-12-16 08:24:08

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CNV.com Inc., one of the world's largest distributors of adult products, successfully launched an inflatable doll named Missy into space. The doll launched from Burton Creek State Park, just west of Lake Tahoe using a 4.5-pound balloon filled with about 300 cubic feet of hydrogen. The doll achieved an ascent rate of approximately 1,400 feet per minute, with its flight path taking it directly over Lake Tahoe, Carson City, and then over...

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...

2013-10-22 20:20:52

Hot Air Balloon First Appeared at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in October 1978 DENVER, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon, one of the most recognized real estate logos, is commemorating its 35th anniversary this month with celebratory balloon flights around the world. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130930/LA87949LOGO) The familiar red, white and blue RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon made its debut at the Albuquerque International Balloon...

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,...