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Hot air balloons in English Channel world record bid The balloonists come from across the UK and Europe Fifty-one hot air balloons from the UK and Europe are flying across the English Channel in an attempt to set a world record. They set off from
A world record-breaking attempt began today for the largest number of hot air balloons to cross the English Channel. A total of 51 balloonists took off from Lydden Hill race circuit in Kent for the estimated four-hour flight to France at about 7am.
Besides the BBC Concert orchestra and conductor Charles Hazelwood, there are a half-dozen Moog synthesisers and a chorus of lab technicians. The first thing you notice, however, is a nervous-looking chap describing his condition. In unaccented speech
A pilot and eight passengers were on board the balloon when it crash landed near Northam, about 100 kilometres from Perth yesterday...The company which owns the hot-air balloon told the ABC the balloon ran into turbulence and the pilot was forced to
Police told Perth Now there were eight people on board when the balloon came down on a rural property outside the town. Two people have been airlifted to Royal Perth Hospital and two others have been taken to Northam hospital. The extent of their
Tell us The Nasher Sculpture Center is offering a completely new sensory experience, and when was the last time that was offered with the price of admission? In the Nasher's downstairs gallery is a work called Half the air in a given space by Martin
This When you're as talented as balloon artist Katie Laibstain, there's no limit to what you can create. Wedding dresses, cakes and life-sized fire trucks are just some of the pieces Laibstain and her team on 'The Unpoppables' have dreamed up.
Story continues below Freeman's particular talent in balloon art is being able to create anything people ask for within a couple of minutes. When he asks people what they want, if they say 'a poodle', he'll push them to ask for more. "If they ask for
His destination was the stratosphere, the second major layer of our atmosphere, between six and 31 miles above Earth. No one had ever been that high before and Piccard wanted to measure the activity of cosmic rays and investigate Einstein's theory of
With a balloon, a straw, a clothespin, tape and string, a group of young scientists designed a rocket that could fly across a room on a trajectory between two chairs. During their aerodynamics experiment, the children discovered that as the balloon