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
17%
68%
11%
2%
35
flagGermany
28%
59%
5%
5%
173
flagSpain
26%
58%
8%
2%
34
flagBelgium
26%
57%
15%
0%
19
flagthe Netherlands
26%
54%
14%
4%
42
flagNorway
32%
54%
12%
0%
31
flagPoland
31%
52%
10%
4%
11098
flagthe United Kingdom
28%
52%
10%
7%
346
flagLithuania
23%
52%
17%
5%
17
flagRepublic of Ireland
40%
50%
0%
9%
32
flagSwitzerland
16%
50%
8%
16%
12
flagFrance
32%
48%
16%
0%
37
flagthe United States
34%
46%
10%
6%
522
flagDenmark
40%
45%
0%
13%
22
flagCanada
35%
42%
16%
4%
68
flagSweden
47%
42%
10%
0%
19
flagUU
41%
41%
0%
11%
17
flagIndia
33%
40%
10%
13%
106
flagAustria
44%
38%
0%
5%
18
flagAustralia
50%
30%
10%
10%
30

Gender

men53%
women53%
in the United States
29%
28%
in Australia
54%
54%
in Brazil
11%
11%
in Russia
5%
5%

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