Bud Light Spirit of Freedom Capsule

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Steve Fossett, an adventurous, Chicago-based aviator, launched the Bud Light Spirit of Freedom balloon from Northam, Australia, on June 19, 2002. Fourteen days and 19 hours later, on July 4, he landed in Queensland, Australia, to become the first person to make a solo flight around the world in a balloon. During the trip he traveled 32,963 kilometers (20,385 miles).

Created:

11/30/2017

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Mark Avino

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A20030128000-NASM2018-10376

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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Smithsonian Institution

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