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Lift-offTo celebrate the 100 millionth download of Mozilla's Firefox Web browser, the Linux Users Group at Oregon State University launched a weather balloon with the help of the Oregon Space Grant Consortium. Here, Firefox-One goes airborne above a cheering crowd of enthusiastic Firefox fans.
After the launch, the group got together for a Mozilla add-ons review session. Ongoing user review is one of the things that has led to Firefox's success.
Mandy Huxman, Ron Rinehart and Matt Viehdorferfill, members of NASA's LaunchOregon team who helped put on the event, fill the balloon, which eventually ascended to 100,000 feet into the air with a banner carrying the Firefox logo trailing behind.