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...