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Transatlantic balloon crossing success

Title
Transatlantic balloon crossing success
Genre
Press conference
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:05:17
Description
Press conference in Paris by co-pilot Max Anderson on the successful transatlantic crossing by hot air balloon by the US team crossing the Atlantic, Ireland and England and landing in a cornfield short of Paris in their balloon, Double Eagle. Describes how they had to throw much of their equipment overboard to gain height at some points and describes life on board.
Contributors
Max Anderson
Keywords
France; Record attempts; Balloons; Atlantic Ocean; Ben Abruzzo; Larry Newman

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