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Google Spins Off Internet Balloon Project

Source: The Telegraph – telegraph.co.uk By Joseph Archer Google’s plans for a fleet of stratospheric space balloons beaming internet to remote corners of the world have moved a step closer after its parent company Alphabet spun off the project as … Continue reading

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Iconic Balloons from Bristol Balloon Fiesta’s Past Set for 40th Anniversary Comeback

Source: Bristol Live – bristolpost.co.uk By Alex Wood Fan favorites’ including the Peanut Man, Michelin Man and the Superbike will be on display at this year’s festival.

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France’s Lost Pigeon-and-Balloon Memorial Is Well Worth Remembering

Source: Atlas Obscura – atlasobscura.com By Cara Giaimo The statue – made by the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty – paid tribute to a flock of 19th-century war heroes.

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100 Years Ago, Balloon Men Tamed the Skies Over Fritch’s Lake

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

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The Mishaps and Milestones of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

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.

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