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

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.

Cosmos 1 Balloon Combines Inspiration And Ingenuity
2012-10-29 09:47:39

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.

Felix Baumgartner Prepares For World's Highest Skydive
2012-10-09 12:45:24

Man has always had the dream of being able to fly, and while some have taken up that dream through jumping out of an airplane, one man is preparing to accomplish that feat today in a fashion that has never been seen before.

Daredevil Skydiver Gets Approval
2012-09-25 20:39:48

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.

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

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.

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


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.