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Antarctic ballooning: UA professor to lead NASA study

Arizona Daily Wildcat - Apr 16, 2017
Antarctic ballooning: UA professor to lead NASA study. nasas_barrel_mission_halley_station. Published Apr 16, 2017 6:00am. Updated Apr 16, 2017 1:05pm. By William Rockwell. RELATED STORIES. Former Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar ...

Ballooning bills: More US hospitals pushing patients to pay before care

Reuters - Apr 13, 2017
Ballooning bills: More U.S. hospitals pushing patients to pay before care. FILE PHOTO: An emergency sign points to the entrance to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California, U.S. March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo. By Jilian Mincer.

Royal Mail to close pension scheme due to 'unaffordable' ballooning costs

Telegraph.co.uk - Apr 13, 2017
Royal Mail will close its final salary pension scheme next year as it faces costs ballooning to more than £1bn a year. The company has said it cannot afford to keep the pension plan open, and will close it at the end of March 2018. The decision, which ...

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Ballooning books

Levels of Life

by: Julian Barnes

An NPR Best Book of the Year

In this elegant triptych of history, fiction, and memoir, Julian Barnes has written about ballooning and photography, love and grief; about putting two things, and two people, together, and tearing them apart; and enduring after the incomprehensible loss of a loved one. Powerfully rendered, exquisitely crafted in Barnes’s erudite style, this searing work confirms the author as an unparalleled magus of the heart.

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Scientific Ballooning: Technology and Applications of Exploration Balloons Floating in the Stratosphere and the Atmospheres of Other Planets

by: Nobuyuki Yajima, Naoki Izutsu, Takeshi Imamura, Toyoo Abe

The aim of this book is to introduce scientific ballooning to the many people who are interested in the use of balloons for scientific applications. The book offers a basic understanding of the engineering details and the scientific research giving rise to balloon activities going on today. Above all, the book will serve as a guidebook for young scientists and researchers seeking to become involved in space science and technology by participating in balloon projects. The book deals with three types of balloons: large stratospheric balloons used for scientific purposes, rubber balloons used for aerological observations, and planetary balloons to be used in the atmospheres of other planets.
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Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air: An Unconventional History of Ballooning

by: Richard Holmes
**Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013**
**The New Republic Best Books of 2013**
**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)**

In a dazzling fusion of history, art, science, and biography, Falling Upwards resurrects the daring men and women who first risked their lives to take to the air in balloons.

Richard Holmes gives us another of his unforgettable portraits of human endeavor, recklessness, and vision, weaving together exhilarating accounts of early balloon rivalries, pioneering ascents over Victorian cities, and astonishing long-distance voyages.
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Ballooning Over Everest (1991)

In 1991, in a field near the Nepalese hamlet of Gokyo, four men climbed into two fragile wicker baskets and poured flame into their hot air balloons. They were to ...

High Altitude Hot Air Ballooning to Flight Level 200 (20.000 feet)

High Altitude Hot Air Ballooning to Flight Level 200 / 20.000 Feet. Above Zealand, Denmark. Same height as Mt. Kilimanjaro.

RMR: Rick Goes Hot Air Ballooning

Rick attends the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships in High River, AB.

Hot Air Ballooning Underground

Ivan Trifonov is the first person to ever ride in a hot air balloon underground. It looks easy, but he must be incredibly lucky and skilled to pull this off!

2015 QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning Highlight Video

A highlight of the best of the 33rd Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning.