Around the World in 20 Days.

Nov 22, 2021

35 Years of MetaSystems - 1999

The 'Breitling Orbiter 3' was the first balloon to circumnavigate the globe without stopping back in 1999. Pilots Bertrand Picard and Brian Jones took off from the Swiss Alps on March 1st and landed in Egypt almost 20 days later after covering 40,814 km. The flight set the record at the time for the longest uninterrupted flight by an aircraft.

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