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Australia: Russian balloonist sets world record for round-the-world trip00:50

Australia: Russian balloonist sets world record for round-the-world trip

Australia, Northam, Western Australia
July 23, 2016 at 21:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov landed in Northam, Western Australia on Saturday, after setting a new speed record in an around the world balloon voyage, with a total time of approximately 11 days, 5 hours and 31 minutes.

The round-the-world trip was launched on July 12 from the aerodrome in Northam. The departure was postponed several times due to unsuitable weather conditions.

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Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov landed in Northam, Western Australia on Saturday, after setting a new speed record in an around the world balloon voyage, with a total time of approximately 11 days, 5 hours and 31 minutes.

The round-the-world trip was launched on July 12 from the aerodrome in Northam. The departure was postponed several times due to unsuitable weather conditions.