Category Archives: Gas Balloons

NASA Hopes a Stadium-size Balloon Will Shed Light on Mysterious Particles

Source: The Washington Post – washingtonpost.com The balloon will float about 20 miles above Earth on a planned 100-day journey.

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Frozen in time: A look at ill-fated balloon journey to the Arctic

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

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Gas balloon race winners from ABQ

Source: Albuquerque Journal – abqjournal.com Albuquerque balloonists Peter Cuneo and Barbara Fricke are the winners of the 2016 America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race.

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Touchdown! Team SUI-01 Crosses the Sea to Greece to Win

Source: gordonbennett.aero Team SUI-01: “So now we are descending over beautiful flat ground. Thank you to all our team for the fantastic support. It was a great time and we can still find it hard to believe that our dream … Continue reading

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60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett Is Underway

Update – 4 At 0:25 AM, CET of September 21, the Spain 1 balloon landed on the southern tip of Italy, leaving only the Swiss 1 & 2 balloons as the remaining teams still flying.

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