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2013-05-03 23:22:04

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay a May 15 visit to Wildwood Elementary School, 6950 N. Hiawatha Ave., Chicago, where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois. (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay a May 15 visit to Wildwood Elementary School, 6950 N. Hiawatha Ave., Chicago, where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.