Fedor Konyukhov lifts off on 12 July 2016 from Northam, Australia
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Up, up and away: Russian attempts global balloon flight record

Russian Fedor Konyukhov has lifted off Northam, western Australia, in his attempt to break the world record for a solo hot-air balloon flight around the globe.

The 64-year-old Russian Orthodox priest hopes to beat the current record of 13.5 days attained in 2002.

  • 12 Jul 2016
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