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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...

Kickstarter Earth 360 Project
2012-09-02 07:25:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sitting in a plane doesn't quite give you the full perspective of what this planet looks like while traveling from above, but one Kickstarter project may just give you the view that you desire. The project, Earth 360, is aiming to take a panoramic, 360 degree view of what our home planet looks like when taking off from the ground, and heading towards space. The Earth 360 Kickstarter is a documentary following a Technology &...

2012-06-14 23:01:09

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will help the Lisle Library in Lisle, Ill., launch its summer reading program on June 20 when the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network at Lisle Community Park, east of the soccer fields near Ill. Hwy. 53 and Short Street. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 CHICAGO, June 12, 2012 -- The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will help the Lisle Library in Lisle, Ill., launch its...

2012-06-12 23:03:06

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will visit the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center, 1834 S. Ill. Hwy. 2, Oregon, Ill., on June 13 when the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will visit the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center, 1834 S. Ill. Hwy. 2, Oregon, Ill., on June 13 when the balloon crew will present an interactive educational...

2012-05-29 23:02:42

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay a visit to Josephine Locke Elementary School, 2828 N. Oak Park Ave. in the Montclare neighborhood of Chicago on June 1 when the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX metro Chicago real estate network. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay a visit to Josephine Locke Elementary School, 2828 N. Oak Park Ave. in the Montclare neighborhood of Chicago on June 1 when the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'