CLEAR LAKE, Texas—The Remax Ballunar Liftoff Festival at the NASA/Johnson Space Center will celebrate mankind’s fascination with flight, from the earliest lighter-than-air vehicle (hot air balloon) to the technological marvels of modern space travel.
The thrill and excitement of aviation can be experienced first-hand through an extensive NASA Open House and Tour on Saturday, October 22.
The Ballunar Liftoff Festival takes place from 6 p.m. Friday, October 21 until 12 p.m. Sunday, October 23.
The Ballunar Liftoff will feature over 50 giant, seven-story tall balloons in navigational competition, daylong exhibitions of skydivers in formation, hang-gliders, powered parachutes, model rocket clubs, a Salute to Law Enforcement, and exotic flying machines of every description.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, NASA will give a behind-the-scenes peek at the next generation of space exploration.
The wholesome outdoor family festival encourages young people’s interest in math and science through the wonder of powered flight.
Family-friendly pricing of just $10 per carload (pack the neighbors’ kids into the van) includes free parking onsite and the NASA Open House, the Kids’ Carnival, food, vendors, Dad’s Beer Garden.
From Houston, travel south on I-45 towards Galveston and exit at NASA Road I; go east on NASA Rd I approximately six miles, and turn left onto Saturn Blvd to Johnson Space Center gate.
CREW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
VOLUNTEER HOT AIR BALLOON CREW needed during the REMAX Ballunar Liftoff Festival taking place October 21-23, 2011. If you are at least 18 years old (or 16 with your parent), in good physical condition and would like to crew on a hot air balloon during the event, email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a fun activity for a family and a great way to learn about man's first form of flight.