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Inflate the Space Shuttle (Hot Air Balloon)!

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You may have seen hot air balloons before, but you've never seen or experienced anything like this!

Be part of the team that inflates the


On Friday morning, July 26th, we will be inflating the Space Shuttle during the media event before the start of the NJ Festival of Ballooning.

This replica balloon is 190 feet high, 115 feet wide, and actually dwarfs the real shuttle, so we are looking for at least 25-30 helpers.

There is no parking or admission cost for this opportunity.

You should plan to meet at Solberg Airport ( 39 Thor Solberg Road, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889 ) at 5:30 AM (Yes that IS AM!). Weather permitting, we should begin inflating the balloon shortly after that. Depending on what needs to be accomplished that morning, we should be packed up by 9 to 11 AM.

Commitment from start to finish is most needed. If you can help with inflation, but must leave for work, please let me know in your RSVP.

Please, do not RSVP unless you can Commit to showing up or you can send someone in your place :)

Along with the Shuttle, you will see other balloons, special shapes, lots of amazed people, and you may just end up on national television!

This breathtaking balloon will NOT be seen during the festival, so don't miss this very special opportunity.

Get ready to say, “Wow!”


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