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Category Archives: Gas Balloons
Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com By Mark J. Price One of the lesser-known stories of World War I is the naval invasion of Fritch’s Lake. The Suffield Township pond, named for Portage County settlers John and Mary Fritch, served … Continue reading
Source: New York Times – nytimes.com By Christina Caron A hippopotamus soared over the ocean. A cartoon character burst into flames after drifting into a high-tension wire. And a 60-foot cat sent a plane and its two passengers plummeting.
Source: The Washington Post – washingtonpost.com The balloon will float about 20 miles above Earth on a planned 100-day journey.
Source: Albuquerque Journal – abqjournal.com By Rick Nathanson Between the years 1550 and 1900, more than 500 people were lost or killed trying to get to the North Pole, mostly by sailing ships or pulled on sledges by dogs or … Continue reading
Source: Albuquerque Journal – abqjournal.com Albuquerque balloonists Peter Cuneo and Barbara Fricke are the winners of the 2016 America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race.