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VIDEO: Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race takes off from Bristol, UK

Powered By: VideoBuzz   The Gordon Bennett Cup, the oldest (gas) hot air balloon race was launched this weekend for the first time in the UK. Unlike a normal hot air balloon race, the balloons are filled with hydrogen and so 20 took off from a site in Bristol. The gas balloons are controlled by a […]

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Vertigo sufferers look away now – new glass bottomed hot air balloon unveiled at the 2010 Bristol Balloon Fiesta

If taking to the skies in the traditional wicker basket wasn’t enough for you then the first glass bottomed hot air balloon is sure to make the knees wobble. The balloon with a transparent floor, made its maiden flight at this years’ Bristol International Balloon Festa, Europe’s biggest balloon festival. The balloon is designed to […]

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VIDEO: Attack of the multi-million dollar space balloon

You know its not your day when your expensive balloon launch goes walkabout in the outback:  Read more from ABC News

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Gordon Bennett Ballooning Cup To Be Held in UK For First Time

Next year’s Gordon Bennett Ballooning Cup, or Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett, will be held in the UK for the first time in the cup’s history.The cup was inaugurated in 1906 and was frequently held until WW II. It went on hiatus until the 1980s when it was revived. At the 2009 cup, Britons Janet Folkes […]

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