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2012-05-04 23:01:54

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay a visit at EPIC Academy Charter School, 8255 S. Houston Ave., in the South Chicago neighborhood of Chicago, on May 9 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 04, 2012 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay a visit at EPIC Academy Charter School, 8255 S. Houston Ave., in the South Chicago neighborhood of Chicago, on May 9 when the...

2012-04-26 23:10:02

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will visit Rupley Elementary School, 305 Oakton St., Elk Grove Village, Ill., on May 7 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) April 26, 2012 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will visit Rupley Elementary School, 305 Oakton St., Elk Grove Village, Ill., on May 7 when the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and...

2012-04-19 23:02:57

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay a visit at Kanoon Magnet School, 2233 S. Kedzie Ave., in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, on May 3 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) April 19, 2012 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay a visit at Kanoon Magnet School, 2233 S. Kedzie Ave., in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, on May 3 when the balloon crew...

Flying Dutchman’s Story Crashes And Burns
2012-03-22 09:23:29

Peter Suciu for RedOrbit.com Move over Balloon Boy, there is a new hoaxster who has taken flight. This week the media — including this reporter — was duped into believing that Jarno Smeets had achieved flight with his wings made from para-sails and power-assisted by a mobile phone and Nintendo Wii controller. However Smeets´ story seems to be full of more holes than a downed balloon. Late yesterday Wired Magazine reported that it could not confirm Smeets´...

LEGO Space Shuttle Takes Trip To Space Aboard Balloon
2012-03-07 05:20:47

A LEGO model of a NASA space shuttle was recently launched into space via a helium balloon by a German space shuttle fan. YouTube user Raul Oaida said he and Steve Sammartino used a helium balloon bigger than a human being to carry a GoPro camera, GPS system and the Space Shuttle to an altitude of 21.7 miles. The mission took two-and-a-half hours to complete, traveling above clouds and into the stratosphere. He and Sammartino launched the LEGO model of the space shuttle from central...

2012-01-28 08:00:00

Extreme Engineering won its 6th industry award from IAAPA, breaking the consecutive, win streak history. (PRWEB) January 28, 2012 Extreme Engineering, the leader in climbing walls, ziplines, Extreme Airs and jumper products was awarded its sixth award at the 2011 IAAPA trade show. “I was in complete shock. I didn´t expect an award this year, especially after winning 5 awards,” stated Philip Wilson, Director of Marketing with Extreme Engineering. The 2011 IAAPA award made...

2011-12-08 08:00:00

DuVine Adventures is pleased to announce the successful launching of the first bike jersey into space on November 25, 2011. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 08, 2011 On the morning of Friday, November 25th a crew from Space For All arrived to a launch site at a lakeside park in Springfield, IL. Over the course of two hours, they engaged in pre-flight procedures for testing their electronics and ensuring a properly balanced payload. At 12:50 CST, a DuVine Adventures bike jersey and photographic...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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