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World View space capsule
2014-06-26 04:40:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online World View has successfully completed a scaled test flight of its helium balloon-based transportation system, setting a new world record for highest parafoil flight in the process, the commercial spaceflight firm announced on Tuesday. The Arizona-based firm, which is an offshoot of Paragon Space Development Corporation, successfully used its spaceflight system to lift a one-tenth scale system to an altitude of 120,000 feet over...

2014-06-12 12:23:03

Customers urged to keep metallic balloons away from power lines SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Choosing the right Father's Day gift can be tricky. If you opt to buy Dad helium-filled metallic balloons instead of a tie this year, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges you to please make sure you tie a weight securely to them to prevent them from floating away. Metallic balloons that contact overhead power lines can potentially result in serious injuries and can also...

2014-05-23 23:09:08

Fun Angry Birds balloon games and preschool science experiments have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Set up cool games at the next birthday party with clever ideas from seasoned Moms. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Get ready for great ideas for the next birthday party. Fun Angry Birds balloon games and preschool science experiments have been published on Kids Activities Blog. The ideas are easy to do and will be fun for kids of all ages. Simply make a set of colorful Angry...

2014-05-22 23:13:52

Great science experiments and fun Angry Birds balloon games have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Seasoned Moms are sharing fun ways to introduce science to preschoolers. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Science experiments engage curious minds. 12 preschool science experiments and fun Angry Birds balloon games have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Engage the little ones curious nature of why and use hands on activities to explain. Introduce a lesson on surface tension by...

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...

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...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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