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
12%
74%
9%
3%
63
flagGreece
26%
69%
4%
0%
23
flagSpain
24%
63%
7%
2%
41
flagGermany
28%
59%
6%
4%
231
flagSweden
36%
57%
6%
0%
33
flagSwitzerland
19%
57%
3%
15%
26
flagLithuania
15%
57%
15%
11%
26
flagNorway
33%
55%
11%
0%
36
flagPoland
30%
53%
10%
4%
15709
flagthe United Kingdom
27%
52%
10%
7%
475
flagthe Netherlands
30%
50%
15%
3%
59
flagthe United States
33%
49%
9%
5%
680
flagRepublic of Ireland
41%
48%
2%
7%
39
flagCanada
32%
46%
14%
5%
92
flagFrance
26%
46%
26%
0%
50
flagAustria
44%
44%
0%
3%
29
flagDenmark
40%
44%
0%
14%
27
flagUnknown
40%
40%
12%
5%
431
flagAustralia
42%
40%
9%
7%
42
flagIndia
35%
39%
12%
11%
138

Gender

men48%
women53%
in the United States
34%
28%
in Australia
48%
53%
in Brazil
11%
12%
in Russia
5%
5%

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