A morning mass ascension of hundreds of hot air balloons at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta included balloon caricatures of Darth Vader, Spider-Pig, and an astronaut.
A reason for Cessna pilots to arm themselves: A hot air balloon right out of Star Wars.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta hosts hundreds of hot air balloons. Some geeky gems are among the flyers.
Twitter users and live-video site viewers are at the edge of their seats as reports unfold about a 6-year-old boy climbing into a hot-air balloon and taking off into the air.