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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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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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Follow the 59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett online – Launch of the gas balloons on Friday !

Source: Fédération Aéronautique Internationale – fai.org The Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship, is the oldest and most prestigious event in aviation and the ultimate challenge for the pilots.

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Verascope Glass Slides of a Balloon Derby That Took Place in London in 1909 Are Offered in Auction

About 175 black and white photographs of a gas balloon race held over London in 1909 are being auctioned by Dominic Winter Auctioneers of Cirencester, Gloucester.

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