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
14%
70%
10%
4%
47
flagSpain
25%
60%
8%
2%
35
flagBelgium
25%
60%
15%
0%
20
flagGermany
29%
57%
6%
5%
188
flagNorway
30%
57%
12%
0%
33
flagGreece
35%
57%
7%
0%
14
flagthe Netherlands
27%
53%
13%
4%
43
flagPoland
31%
52%
10%
4%
12033
flagthe United Kingdom
28%
52%
11%
7%
381
flagLithuania
23%
52%
17%
5%
17
flagRepublic of Ireland
40%
51%
0%
8%
35
flagFrance
27%
50%
20%
0%
44
flagthe United States
34%
47%
10%
6%
544
flagAustria
40%
45%
0%
5%
20
flagDenmark
40%
44%
0%
16%
25
flagCanada
33%
43%
16%
5%
72
flagSweden
50%
40%
10%
0%
20
flagUnknown
43%
39%
7%
5%
53
flagIndia
33%
38%
12%
13%
118
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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