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Video Of The Week - Acrobat's Heart-Stopping High-Wire Act

By Meera Dolasia on August 15, 2011
Video Of The Week - Acrobat's Heart-Stopping High-Wire Act

On August 6th, Chinese high-wire artist Saimaiti Aishan earned himself a fourth Guinness World Record when he walked a distance of 15 feet on a tightrope that was attached precariously to two hot air balloons suspended 100 feet above the ground.

9-Year Old New Mexico Boy Is World's Youngest Balloon Pilot

By Meera Dolasia on June 10, 2011
9-Year Old New Mexico Boy Is World's Youngest Balloon Pilot

On Saturday, June 4th, a nine year old Albuquerque boy navigated a 26-minute hot-air balloon flight solo, earning himself the title of the world's youngest hot air balloon pilot.

Balloon Man Trappe, Makes Another Amazing Flight

By Meera Dolasia on December 3, 2010
Balloon Man Trappe, Makes Another Amazing Flight

North Carolina resident Jonathan Trappe made history in May, when he became the first cluster balloonist to fly across the English Channel. On November 19th, the daredevil was back at it, this time conquering the skies of Mexico, in celebration of its bicentennial independence anniversary from Spain.

Oregon Balloonist Takes To The Skies Again - This Time With A Buddy!

By Meera Dolasia on August 4, 2010
Oregon Balloonist Takes To The Skies Again - This Time With A Buddy!

Kent Couch is an experienced aviator who has made several trips over the beautiful plains of Oregon and all the way into Central Idaho sitting comfortably on his helium balloon propelled lawn chair. On July 24th, the 50-year old thrill-seeker decided to it once more - this time, with his pal, 59-year old, John Fries.

Up Up Up In The Air!

By Meera Dolasia on December 16, 2009
Up Up Up In The Air!

November 6th was a typical chilly, fall morning in Springville, New York. The cold blustery winds whipped our faces, but we did not care - For we, were about to witness the test of an exciting experiment - the launch of a stratosphere balloon!

A Unique Way to Celebrate America's Birthday!

By Meera Dolasia on July 5, 2008
A Unique Way to Celebrate America's Birthday!

Most Americans celebrate July 4th by relaxing on their lawn chairs and eating hot dogs - not Kent Couch. For the last three years, he has spent the day preparing to 'take off' in his lawn chair, with the help of 150 helium-filled balloons, in his quest to fly 230 miles, from Central Oregon to Idaho.

This Balloon Won't Pop

By Meera Dolasia on December 17, 2007
This Balloon Won't Pop

This week we bring you another science experiment that can be performed at home. Not only is the experiment easy and fun to do, it also demonstrates how the earth's weather patterns work.

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