US/Russian Balloon Pilots Make History Crossing the Pacific

US/Russian Balloon Pilots Make History Crossing the Pacific

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An Albuquerque balloonist and his Russian partner are now in the history books.

The pilots of a helium balloon named Two Eagles completed their crossing of the Pacific on Saturday with a sea-landing off Mexico, setting new milestones on the week long journey.

Using a hi-tech and lightweight Kevlar and carbon-fibre balloon, American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev claim to have beaten the world distance and duration records with their flight lasting six days, 16 hours, and covering 6,646 miles (10,695 Km).

(WATCH the video from KRQE – or READ more at the BBC)

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