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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Sets New World Record?

Posted: 25 Oct 2011 09:47 AM PDT

The 40th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta lifted off from 1st October till 9th October in Albuquerque, New Mexico as hundreds of balloons sailed into the crisp autumn air. The festival is expected to attract 800,000 balloon enthusiasts from all over the world to the 365-acre Balloon Fiesta Park. 555 balloons and 600 pilots from worldwide are registered for the nine-days event.

For the first day, the fiesta has set the world record for most balloons launched in one hour, sending 345 hot air balloons into the sky from Balloon Fiesta Park. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Inc. is seeking the world record for the greatest mass hot air balloon ascent in one hour from Guinness World Records.

Earlier this year, the 12th Lorraine World Air Balloon Festival in Chambley-Bussieres, France launched 343 hot air balloons in one hour. 

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