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
13%
72%
10%
3%
58
flagGreece
26%
69%
4%
0%
23
flagSpain
24%
63%
7%
2%
41
flagGermany
28%
59%
7%
4%
225
flagSweden
35%
58%
6%
0%
31
flagLithuania
15%
57%
15%
11%
26
flagSwitzerland
19%
57%
3%
15%
26
flagNorway
33%
55%
11%
0%
36
flagPoland
31%
53%
10%
4%
15153
flagthe United Kingdom
27%
52%
10%
7%
457
flagthe Netherlands
30%
52%
12%
3%
55
flagthe United States
33%
49%
9%
5%
640
flagFrance
27%
48%
21%
0%
47
flagRepublic of Ireland
41%
48%
2%
7%
39
flagCanada
32%
46%
14%
5%
91
flagAustria
46%
42%
0%
3%
28
flagDenmark
42%
42%
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26
flagUnknown
40%
41%
11%
5%
419
flagAustralia
42%
40%
9%
7%
42
flagIndia
34%
39%
12%
11%
135

Gender

men49%
women53%
in the United States
34%
28%
in Australia
49%
53%
in Brazil
11%
12%
in Russia
5%
5%

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