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16/01/1957 The first non-stop around the world flight


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Three United States Air Force Boeing B-52 Stratofortresses became the first jet aircraft to circle the world nonstop. They made the journey in 45 hours and 19 minutes, using in-flight refueling to stay aloft. The mission was intended to demonstrate that the United States had the ability to drop a hydrogen bomb anywhere in the world.