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Around the World in a Balloon

In 2002 Steve Fossett succeeded in flying solo around the world in a hot air balloon. He touched down in Australia on the 4th of July.

In 2002 Steve Fossett succeeded in flying solo around the world in a hot air balloon. He touched down in Australia on the 4th of July. Ashley Byrne has been speaking to his chief engineer and project manager, Tim Cole, about the man and his record-breaking journey.

Photo: Steve Fossett on an earlier balloon trip. Credit: BBC.

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Tue 4 Jul 2017 07:50GMT

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  • Tue 4 Jul 2017 07:50GMT

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