Latest Ballooning Stories

2010-04-29 10:28:31

A NASA science balloon crashed during a launch attempt in Australia today, possibly destroying its multimillion dollar payload, wrecking into a car, and nearly injuring spectators.

2009-10-02 08:35:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® "Mass Happiness," launching October 3-11, is bringing hot air balloonists and tourists from around the globe to Albuquerque, New Mexico (http://www.itsatrip.org).

2009-09-11 16:26:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park Balloon reached a milestone in August. More than 100,000 people have enjoyed an aerial view of Orange County from 400 feet in the air from the Great Park Balloon since it took its first flight July 14, 2007.

2009-08-25 13:56:58

Police said no injuries or property damage resulted from a hot air balloon's emergency landing in an Ohio neighborhood. Kettering Police Officer Michael Burke said the pilot of the balloon told officers he was forced to make an emergency landing on Crauder Avenue because of weather-related troubles,

2009-08-16 01:15:08

Moon-the-balloon in Ontario was something of a bust, with only 200 Canadians showing up to drop their trousers to protest a U.S. surveillance balloon. And the balloon was a no-show. The balloon, which has been hovering over Sarnia of late, is being flown by Sierra Nevada, a company seeking a U.S.

2009-07-21 14:55:00

Amateur Radio High Altitude Balloon Tops Previous Record by Nearly 3,000 FeetCOLLEGE PARK, Md., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released by the A. James Clark School of Engineering:WHAT: Officials have declared that a student team based at the University of Maryland's A.

2009-07-20 17:13:06

Witnesses and shocked golfers said a hot air balloon made an emergency landing at the Rochester Place Resort in Lakeshore, Ontario, Canada. The balloon -- which witnesses said bore a RE/MAX realty logo and carried three to four people -- snagged on trees on the north end of the golf course, The Windsor

2009-07-02 00:41:54

Men under stress may be more likely to take risks, while stressed women may be less likely to do so, U.S. researchers found.

2009-05-28 17:02:00

Win a trip to the world's largest balloon festival ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In the new Disney/Pixar film Up, opening in theaters Friday, May 29th, a balloon salesman ties 1,000 helium-filled balloons to his house in search of adventure.

2009-02-05 13:58:58

A union has the right to display an inflatable balloon in the shape of a rat during protests, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court found that an ordinance in Lawrence, N.J., banning inflatable signs isn't content-neutral because it allows businesses to use them for grand openings. The case began in 2005 when Local 269 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers protested outside Gold's Gym because of a dispute with a contractor working there.

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