Russian traveler sets speed record in round-the-globe solo balloon voyage
Jul23

Russian traveler sets speed record in round-the-globe solo balloon voyage

Russian traveler Fedor Konyukhov on the round-the-globe solo balloon voyage on Saturday (July 23) reached the meridian of west Australia’s Northam (116°39’58″E), from where he began the journey eleven days earlier. Thus, Fedor Konyukhov has set a speed record of a round-the-globe balloon voyage. Until now, there have been only two round-the-globe balloon flights. The first was in 1999, when Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland...

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Russian air adventurer to begin balloon voyage across world in early July
Jun25

Russian air adventurer to begin balloon voyage across world in early July

Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov hopes to begin the balloon flight across the world in early July, his son Oscar Konyukhov told TASS on Friday (June 23). “Our meteorologist said favorable weather window opens on about July 1, so now we are planning for July 1-2,” he said. “Technically, we are 100% ready,” he said. “Every day we are working from morning till night, testing the communication, the...

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