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Google's Project Loon balloon circumnavigates globe in record 22 days

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 11:28

Earlier, Google had estimated a total of 33 days for Ibis-167 to successfully circumnavigate the globe.

Google`s Project Loon balloon circumnavigates globe in record 22 days

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 22:07

Google`s Project Loon Wi-Fi broadcasting balloon Ibis-167 reportedly circled the Earth in a record 22 days.

Arun Jaitley questions logic behind Rahul Gandhi`s BJP balloon jibe

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 00:45

After Rahul Gandhi`s BJP balloon jibe, Arun Jaitely wondered whether Congress leader`s remark was "astrological prediction" or on rational political thinking and charged him of "living in denial".

Arun Jaitley`s Amritsar tour starts with balloon blasts

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 15:51

BJP leader Arun Jaitley`s arrival here Tuesday started literally with a `bang` when gas-filled balloons put up for his welcome caught fire from exploding firecrackers.

NASA`s balloon technology to track planetary targets

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 12:21

Scientists who track planetary targets as they move in the solar system have a new device to carry out planetary observations.

Soon, balloon to edge of space for a USD 75,000 price tag

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 15:42

Arizona`s World View Company is developing a space capsule, which will be propelled into the sky by giant helium balloons, for 75 thousand dollars price tag.

Hot-air balloon festival in France sets two new records

Last Updated: Sunday, August 04, 2013, 22:38

A massive gathering of hot-air balloon enthusiasts in north-eastern France has set two world records, filling the sky with 408 of the colourful craft at one time and lining up 391 of them for takeoff.

Roger Waters slammed for displaying anti-Semitic pig balloon at recent gig

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 14:05

Pink Floyd`s Roger Waters has landed in hot water with Jewish community after putting up an anti-Semitic display at a recent concert.

Wanna go Hot Air Ballooning?

Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2013, 17:41

Pooja Bhula documents the experiences of people and information that can help you decide about adding hot air-ballooning to your itinerary.

Taliban criticise ``peace balloons`` project in Kabul

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 15:48

The Taliban have attacked through their website a well-meaning art peace project in Kabul, which was promoted by giving away 10,000 neon pink balloons.

Hot air balloons collide in Turkey, two dead

Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013, 15:54

A hot air balloon crashed while flying over a popular tourist destination in Turkey, and collided with another balloon just 300 metres above the ground, killing two people and injuring 23 on Monday.

Egypt balloon pilots defend colleague in crash

Last Updated: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 08:53

Hot air balloon pilots in Egypt`s city of Luxor are defending their colleague who survived this week`s fatal crash that killed 19 tourists.