Living: Sailing the Skies of Summer

Ballooning is lifting spirits and gaily ornamenting the air

As Icarus and Daedalus flew, "the ploughman stopped his work to gaze, and the shepherd leaned on his staff and watched them, astonished at the sight, and thinking they were gods who could thus cleave the air."

—Bulfinch's Mythology

Humanity has always dreamed of flying off into the deep blue yonder. Balloons were the oldest airships, in fact and fantasy: Oz journeyed over the rainbow in a bag of green silk, and Phileas Fogg embarked on his 80-day voyage around the world dangling from a sphere of...

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