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 the United States
in Australia
in Brazil
in Russia
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flagItaly
18%
65%
13%
2%
38
flagSpain
25%
60%
8%
2%
35
flagBelgium
25%
60%
15%
0%
20
flagGermany
28%
59%
6%
5%
182
flagNorway
30%
57%
12%
0%
33
flagthe Netherlands
27%
53%
13%
4%
43
flagPoland
31%
52%
10%
4%
11633
flagLithuania
23%
52%
17%
5%
17
flagthe United Kingdom
28%
51%
10%
7%
365
flagFrance
27%
51%
18%
0%
43
flagRepublic of Ireland
42%
48%
0%
9%
33
flagUnknown
36%
47%
5%
5%
38
flagthe United States
34%
46%
10%
6%
534
flagSwitzerland
23%
46%
7%
15%
13
flagDenmark
40%
45%
0%
13%
22
flagCanada
34%
42%
15%
5%
69
flagSweden
47%
42%
10%
0%
19
flagIndia
33%
39%
12%
13%
112
flagAustria
44%
38%
0%
5%
18
flagAustralia
48%
32%
9%
9%
31

Gender

men53%
women54%
in the United States
29%
28%
in Australia
53%
54%
in Brazil
11%
11%
in Russia
5%
5%

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