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2013-05-02 23:26:08

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay a May 14 visit to Aurora Christian School, 2255 Sullivan Road, Aurora, Ill., 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) May 02, 2013 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay a May 14 visit to Aurora Christian School, 2255 Sullivan Road, Aurora, Ill., where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and...

Hello Kitty Goes To Space
2013-02-04 07:42:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Seventh grader Lauren Rojas of Antioch, California has already learned a very important life lesson: Any presentation is made exponentially cooler with a home-made video from outer space. In fact, it's safe to say Ms. Rojas has learned 2 very important life lessons, the second being: It never hurts to send a proxy to do the dangerous work for you. The 13-year old California girl recently took on a class project to study the...

Scientific Balloon Record Shattered By Super-TIGER
2013-01-23 09:53:00

Washington University in St. Louis Before he left for Antarctica in November, W. Robert Binns, principal investigator for Super-TIGER, said that he would be deliriously happy if the balloon carrying the cosmic-ray detector stayed up 30 days. It has now been up 45 days, floating serenely in the polar vortex registering hits by cosmic rays. Over the weekend it shattered the previous record of 42 days set by Cream I, another cosmic ray experiment that flew during the winter of 2004-2005....

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...

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...

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...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.