Hope Floats

UP IN THE AIR

On March 1, Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones, co-pilots of the Breitling Orbiter 3, took off in the hope of becoming the first balloonists to circumnavigate the globe. We bring you a look at some recent, unsuccessful attempts to achieve that honor.

BALLOON Cable & Wireless launched 2/17/99

PILOTS Andy Elson Colin Prescot

DAYS AIRBORNE 17

UNEXPECTED TWIST Passed plane full of waving passengers

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE "I don't think we failed. We...just found another way that doesn't work"

[BALLOON] RE/MAX canceled 1/15/99

[PILOTS] David Liniger John Wallington Bob Martin

[DAYS AIRBORNE] 0...

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