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2013-10-06 23:00:04

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits Vance C. Hester Junior High School, 2836 Gustav St., in Franklin Park, Ill., on Oct. 11 where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois. The program will be presented to students from both Hester Junior High and nearby Lawrence W. Passow Elementary School. Chicago (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits Vance C. Hester Junior High...

American IT Manager Forced To End Cross-Atlantic Cluster Balloon Flight
2013-09-13 07:22:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what may have looked like a scene from the Disney-Pixar animated movie “Up,” a North Carolina native man lifted off from a foggy field in Caribou, Maine on Thursday morning, September 12 for a cross-Atlantic flight in a lifeboat carried only by a cluster of helium-filled balloons. Jonathan Trappe, 39, an IT manager and long-time balloon enthusiast, enlisted the help of some 150 volunteers to fill more than 350 balloons with...

Google’s Project Loon To Begin Testing In California
2013-08-20 17:25:47

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Sometimes ambitious ideas may seem crazy. Perhaps this is why Google X, the search giant’s R&D brand for special projects, offered up the name Project Loon for its way to provide 21st century high-speed broadband using what could be seen as late 18th/ early 19th century technology. The project, which was announced last month, would bring the information super highway to remote parts of the world using balloons. “Project...

2013-08-06 23:04:21

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon helps lift off the new school year when it visits Grove Junior High School, 777 W. Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village, Ill., on Aug. 23. The balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois. Chicago (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon helps lift off the new school year when it visits Grove Junior High School, 777 W. Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village, Ill.,...

2013-07-12 23:24:49

Middletown’s Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival is July 12th - 14th, and is set to include several performances by the Team Fastrax skydivers. This includes their much anticipated pyrotechnic display, which is an amazing site to behold. (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 The event will be held July 12th through the 14th, in Middletown’s Smith Park, which is adjacent to the Middletown Regional Airport. It has something fun for everyone, including hot air balloon rides, Murray Brothers Carnival,...

2013-07-12 23:18:36

Middletown’s 11th annual Balloon Festival, the Ohio Challenge, is this weekend, July 12th - 14th. Selection.com invites everyone to come out and enjoy the good weather and friendly atmosphere. Middletown, OH (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Since its beginning in 2003 the Middletown Balloon Festival (Ohio Challenge) has been a great family friendly event. This year is sure to be no different.     The event will be held July 12th, 13th, and 14th, in Middletown’s Smith...

Google Unveils Project Loon: Internet Access From Above
2013-06-16 05:27:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday, Google announced an ambitious plan to provide true worldwide internet access by using a network of balloons. While using 19th century technology to send instantaneous communications might seem like something out of a steampunk fantasy, Google said it envisions the newly unveiled Project Loon as a way for children living in remote villages to gain access and education or far-flung farmers to track weather patterns....

2013-06-06 23:29:16

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay a June 11 visit to the Ella Flagg Young Elementary School, 1434 N. Parkside Ave., Chicago, in the Austin neighborhood, where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay a June 11 visit to the Ella Flagg Young Elementary School, 1434 N. Parkside Ave., Chicago, in the Austin neighborhood,...

2013-05-27 23:00:22

On June 3, 360 students at Rock Cut Elementary School, 7944 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park, Ill., will learn about various aspects of ballooning, including its history and the scientific principles involved when the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Team presents an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois. Loves Park, IL (PRWEB) May 27, 2013 On June 3, 360 students at Rock Cut Elementary School, 7944 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park,...

2013-05-26 23:03:24

On June 5, Edward Jenner Elementary Academy of the Arts, 1119 N. Cleveland Ave., Chicago, in the Near North neighborhood, will receive a special educational presentation on the physics and science of ballooning when the RE/MAX hot air balloon and its crew pay a visit. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 26, 2013 On June 5, Edward Jenner Elementary Academy of the Arts, 1119 N. Cleveland Ave., Chicago, in the Near North neighborhood, will receive a special educational presentation on the physics and...