Ballooning


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Ballooning

See also Aviation.
Balloon Hoax, The
1844 news story falsely reports that eight men have crossed the Atlantic in a balloon. [Am. Lit.: The Balloon Hoax in Poe]
Ferguson, Samuel
embarks with two others on air-borne journey over Africa. [Fr. Lit.: Five Weeks in a Balloon]
Wizard of Oz
reaches and departs from Oz in circus balloon. [Children’s Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
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Ballooning can be tranquil, beautiful, fun, or exciting, and it is a sport with a unique culture all its own.
Ballooning requires physics know-how, says Ninomiya.
Scientific ballooning can accommodate very large payloads both in terms of weight and volume (payloads up to 8,000 pounds have been flown).
Cluster ballooning requires careful planning to be safe.
The UAE hot air balloon's vision is to bring the peaceful message of the United Arab Emirates to other countries around the globe using the majesty and dignity of ballooning.