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Hot air balloons to give boost to space tourism

29/06/2020 Mark Hot Air Balloon Stories

Space Perspectives, a USA-based space tourist company, announced last week that it was reviving plans to take tourists to space. This time, the

Hot air balloon photography helps unravel Stonehenge mystery

28/04/2020 amy Hot Air Balloon Stories

The famous standing stones in Wiltshire have been baffling people for centuries and it is thanks to aerial photos from a hot air balloon that some of these questions have been answered.

International Women’s Day 8th March 2020!

06/03/2020 Jo Bailey Balloon Ride Innovation, Features, Hot Air Balloon History, Hot Air Balloon Stories

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are looking back at some of the most influential women in hot air ballooning. As far back as the late 1700s women have been involved in hot air ballooning. After the Montgolfier brothers demonstrated the first ever tethered flight with humans on board in…

Canberra’s most striking export gets a hot air balloon mate

11/12/2019 Mark Hot Air Balloon Stories

Recently, the National Gallery of Australia, based in Canberra, reported that it had commissioned artist Patricia Piccinini to make a

Hot air balloons take lead in new space race

14/10/2019 Mark Hot Air Balloon Stories

Commercial enterprises trying to reinvigorate space travel have increased in number in recent years. Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is one of

Prizewinning artists unveils 100-foot tall mirror balloon

23/07/2019 Mark Hot Air Balloon Stories

California-based artist Doug Aitken has revealed the fruits of his latest commission; a 100 foot tall hot air balloon covered in a Mylar reflective coating which will travel to various destinations in the USA on a

Daring true story of East German escape comes to big screen

02/07/2019 amy Hot Air Balloon Stories

This week sees this UK premiere of director Michael Herbig’s German-language film ‘Balloon’. The epic true story tells of how two families attempt to escape the regime of East Germany by flying into West Germany in

Nine-year-olds take to skies over Gloucester

11/02/2019 amy Hot Air Balloon Stories

There were a few raised eyebrows from residents living near Field Court Junior School near Quedgeley, Gloucester recently as locals reported witnessing a sizeable hot air balloon ascending and descending into the school’s sports field at least two dozen times.

Sussex couple to attempt record-breaking trans-Atlantic ballooning feat

14/01/2019 Mark Hot Air Balloon Stories

Thrill-seekers Mike Scholes and Debbie Day from Burgess Hill will make their record-breaking attempt to travel by hot air balloon from Dartmouth in

Nottingham hot air ballooners celebrate club’s 40th anniversary

27/11/2018 Mark Hot Air Balloon Stories

A members’ ballooning club in the East Midlands has recently turned 40 years old. When Nottinghamshire businessman John Webster started