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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flagCroatia
0%
90%
0%
10%
10
flagItaly
17%
67%
11%
2%
34
flagGermany
27%
61%
4%
5%
161
flagSpain
27%
57%
9%
3%
33
flagBelgium
26%
57%
15%
0%
19
flagthe Netherlands
25%
56%
15%
2%
39
flagNorway
30%
56%
13%
0%
30
flagNew Zealand
36%
54%
9%
0%
11
flagPoland
32%
51%
10%
5%
10420
flagRepublic of Ireland
37%
51%
0%
10%
29
flagthe United Kingdom
30%
50%
10%
7%
317
flagDenmark
35%
50%
0%
15%
20
flagthe United States
34%
46%
10%
6%
496
flagLithuania
26%
46%
20%
6%
15
flagFrance
32%
45%
19%
0%
31
flagCanada
34%
44%
14%
4%
63
flagIndia
33%
41%
9%
13%
104
flagAustria
41%
41%
0%
5%
17
flagSweden
50%
38%
11%
0%
18
flagAustralia
50%
30%
10%
10%
30

Gender

men54%
women53%
in the United States
29%
28%
in Australia
54%
53%
in Brazil
10%
12%
in Russia
5%
5%

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