In 2002, Steve Fosset became the first person to fly around the world in a hot air balloon. Where did he start and land?

in the United States
in Australia
in Brazil
in Russia
Fossett chose a southern hemi­sphere route to take ad­van­tage of pre­vail­ing easterly winds and the lack of mountain ranges. His path after leaving Aus­tralia was straight across the South Pacific, past Easter Islands, and over the southern tip of South America.

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in Australia
in Brazil
in Russia
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flagItaly
14%
70%
10%
4%
48
flagGreece
31%
62%
6%
0%
16
flagSpain
25%
60%
8%
2%
35
flagBelgium
25%
60%
15%
0%
20
flagGermany
29%
58%
6%
5%
190
flagNorway
30%
57%
12%
0%
33
flagthe Netherlands
27%
53%
14%
4%
47
flagPoland
31%
52%
10%
4%
12374
flagLithuania
23%
52%
17%
5%
17
flagthe United Kingdom
27%
51%
11%
7%
390
flagFrance
27%
50%
20%
0%
44
flagRepublic of Ireland
40%
48%
2%
8%
37
flagthe United States
33%
47%
10%
6%
556
flagUnknown
38%
46%
8%
4%
71
flagAustria
40%
45%
0%
5%
20
flagCanada
31%
44%
15%
6%
76
flagDenmark
40%
44%
0%
16%
25
flagSweden
50%
40%
10%
0%
20
flagIndia
35%
37%
12%
13%
122
flagAustralia
46%
34%
9%
9%
32

Gender

men52%
women54%
in the United States
30%
28%
in Australia
52%
54%
in Brazil
11%
11%
in Russia
5%
5%

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