Click on any balloon to get the details on that team's circumnavigation
attempt. Please note that this information is current as of December 2, and
will not be updated. For the latest information, check out the individual
team websites listed in our Resources.
The goal is the first non-stop circumnavigation of the earth by balloon. According to the Federation
Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), the governing body for air sports, the balloon flight must meet several specific standards in order to be
considered an official circumnavigation. Although the official flight requirements are complicated,
in essence the balloonists must recross the longitude of their take-off, and fly a minimum of