Space Perspectives, a USA-based space tourist company, announced last week that it was reviving plans to take tourists to space. This time, the
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.
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…
Recently, the National Gallery of Australia, based in Canberra, reported that it had commissioned artist Patricia Piccinini to make a
Commercial enterprises trying to reinvigorate space travel have increased in number in recent years. Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is one of
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
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
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.
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
A members’ ballooning club in the East Midlands has recently turned 40 years old. When Nottinghamshire businessman John Webster started