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2014-04-14 23:00:48

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits Monroe Center Elementary School, 17500 Ill. Hwy. 72, in Monroe Center, Ill., on April 25 where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois. CHICAGO (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits Monroe Center Elementary School, 17500 Ill. Hwy. 72, in Monroe Center, Ill., on April 25 where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational...

2013-12-16 08:24:08

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CNV.com Inc., one of the world's largest distributors of adult products, successfully launched an inflatable doll named Missy into space. The doll launched from Burton Creek State Park, just west of Lake Tahoe using a 4.5-pound balloon filled with about 300 cubic feet of hydrogen. The doll achieved an ascent rate of approximately 1,400 feet per minute, with its flight path taking it directly over Lake Tahoe, Carson City, and then over...

Hot Air Balloon Rides Dangerous
2013-11-05 10:35:37

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have analyzed crash data for different modes of air travel and have found that the minimal regulations for hot air balloon rides may be making the tours more dangerous. The researchers specifically blame the lack of regulation covering these flights and suggest that extra safety measures, such as cushioned basket bottoms and restraints could save lives in the event of a crash. In the past 12 years, five people have died...

2013-10-22 20:20:52

Hot Air Balloon First Appeared at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in October 1978 DENVER, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon, one of the most recognized real estate logos, is commemorating its 35th anniversary this month with celebratory balloon flights around the world. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130930/LA87949LOGO) The familiar red, white and blue RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon made its debut at the Albuquerque International Balloon...

2013-10-06 23:00:04

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits Vance C. Hester Junior High School, 2836 Gustav St., in Franklin Park, Ill., on Oct. 11 where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois. The program will be presented to students from both Hester Junior High and nearby Lawrence W. Passow Elementary School. Chicago (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits Vance C. Hester Junior High...

2013-08-06 23:04:21

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon helps lift off the new school year when it visits Grove Junior High School, 777 W. Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village, Ill., on Aug. 23. The balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois. Chicago (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon helps lift off the new school year when it visits Grove Junior High School, 777 W. Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village, Ill.,...

2013-07-12 23:24:49

Middletown’s Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival is July 12th - 14th, and is set to include several performances by the Team Fastrax skydivers. This includes their much anticipated pyrotechnic display, which is an amazing site to behold. (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 The event will be held July 12th through the 14th, in Middletown’s Smith Park, which is adjacent to the Middletown Regional Airport. It has something fun for everyone, including hot air balloon rides, Murray Brothers Carnival,...

2013-07-12 23:18:36

Middletown’s 11th annual Balloon Festival, the Ohio Challenge, is this weekend, July 12th - 14th. Selection.com invites everyone to come out and enjoy the good weather and friendly atmosphere. Middletown, OH (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Since its beginning in 2003 the Middletown Balloon Festival (Ohio Challenge) has been a great family friendly event. This year is sure to be no different.     The event will be held July 12th, 13th, and 14th, in Middletown’s Smith...

Google Unveils Project Loon: Internet Access From Above
2013-06-16 05:27:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday, Google announced an ambitious plan to provide true worldwide internet access by using a network of balloons. While using 19th century technology to send instantaneous communications might seem like something out of a steampunk fantasy, Google said it envisions the newly unveiled Project Loon as a way for children living in remote villages to gain access and education or far-flung farmers to track weather patterns....

2013-06-10 08:24:48

The 34th Annual Hot Air Balloon, Craft and Music Festival will be held on June 13th, 14th and 15th. QUECHEE, Vt., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The 34(th) Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival will be held on the Village Green once again. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130610/CG28780) The balloon festival was forced to a different venue last year because of heavy rain and flooding damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. The Quechee...