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CLEAR LAKE, Texas The Remax Ballunar Liftoff Festival returns to the NASA | Johnson Space Center on September 28 to celebrate mankind s fascination with flight.

KHOU 11's Tim Wetzel got to climb aboard one of the big balloons Friday on KHOU11 News This Morning. (Watch the video above.)

The festival 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 and exotic flying machines.

The family-oriented festival runs through September 30.

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