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%
71%
10%
4%
49
flagGreece
26%
68%
5%
0%
19
flagSpain
23%
63%
7%
2%
38
flagBelgium
25%
60%
15%
0%
20
flagGermany
29%
58%
7%
5%
197
flagNorway
31%
57%
11%
0%
35
flagPoland
31%
53%
10%
4%
12702
flagthe Netherlands
27%
53%
14%
4%
47
flagthe United Kingdom
28%
51%
11%
7%
399
flagFrance
27%
50%
20%
0%
44
flagLithuania
22%
50%
16%
11%
18
flagthe United States
34%
47%
10%
6%
562
flagRepublic of Ireland
42%
47%
2%
7%
38
flagCanada
30%
46%
14%
6%
81
flagAustria
40%
45%
0%
5%
20
flagUnknown
39%
44%
9%
3%
83
flagDenmark
40%
44%
0%
16%
25
flagSweden
50%
40%
10%
0%
20
flagIndia
35%
37%
12%
13%
122
flagAustralia
45%
33%
12%
9%
33

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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