A mass ascension is when all the participating balloons launch together within a short time. Mass ascensions occur every weekend morning during the Fiesta. Due to the number of balloons, the balloons launch in two waves starting at around 7am and finishing before 9am.The first balloon to launch on mass ascension days carries the American flag aloft to the strains of The Star Spangled Banner.
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Posted: November 25, 2012