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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flagGreece
22%
72%
4%
0%
22
flagItaly
14%
70%
10%
3%
55
flagSpain
25%
62%
7%
2%
40
flagGermany
29%
58%
7%
4%
219
flagSweden
35%
58%
6%
0%
31
flagBelgium
23%
57%
19%
0%
21
flagNorway
33%
55%
11%
0%
36
flagLithuania
16%
54%
16%
12%
24
flagPoland
31%
53%
10%
4%
14636
flagthe United Kingdom
27%
52%
11%
7%
434
flagthe Netherlands
30%
51%
13%
3%
52
flagFrance
26%
51%
20%
0%
45
flagthe United States
33%
49%
9%
5%
613
flagRepublic of Ireland
41%
48%
2%
7%
39
flagCanada
32%
45%
14%
5%
85
flagAustria
44%
44%
0%
3%
27
flagDenmark
42%
42%
0%
15%
26
flagUnknown
41%
40%
12%
5%
403
flagAustralia
42%
40%
9%
7%
42
flagIndia
35%
38%
12%
12%
133

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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