On this day in 1980, two Arizona businessman John Shoecraft and Ron Ripps launched a 10-story high helium balloon—dubbed the Super Chicken—from a football field at MiraCosta College in Oceanside.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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