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    Balloon Circumnavigation - Breitling Orbiter 3
    Project: ET2 Architecture?
    Brian Jones (UK) and Bertrand Piccard (SUI) successfully circumnavigated the globe in the Breitling Orbiter 3, a Rozière balloon, landing in Egypt March 21st, 1999 after 19 days, 21 hours, and 55 minutes in flight. This was the first circumnavigation flight by a balloon.

    The Breitling Orbiter 3 cruised in the jet stream at altitudes ranging from 23,000 - 43,000 ft.
    The higher altitudes dictated the use of a pressurized cabin, or gondola.

    The 2.25m wide by 4.0m long cabin had a small kitchen, a bathroom, and sleeping alcoves for the two pilots.

    After their successful flight, the gondola was placed in the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Milestones of Flight Gallery.

    Thu, Jan 10, 2008  Permanent link
    Categories: Explorers, Aircraft, Lynn, Biran Jones
    Sent to project: ET2 Architecture?
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