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Balloon: non-stop round-the-world flight ten years ago
Grenchen, Switzerland - It was on 21 March 1999: Bertrand Piccard was accomplished the great enterprise
"On 21 March 1999, Bertrand Piccard (CH) and Brian Jones (GB) landed in the Egyptian desert on board the Breitling Orbiter 3. They had just completed the first non-stop round-the-world balloon flight, taking them 45,633 km from the Swiss village of Château-d’Oex in 19 days, 21 hours and 47 minutes. This flight, which broke 7 world records, remains the longest in effective distance and duration in th...
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