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21/03/1999 Non-stop balloon flight around the world

Swiss Bertrand Piccard and Englishman Brian Jones completed the first non-stop flight around the world in a balloon. Their vessel was called the Breitling Orbiter after the sponsor company Breitling. It was the third balloon of that name. First two failed to complete the circumnavigation. The flight took 20 days.


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  • ''Breitling Orbiter 3''