World Record Balloon Flight From Japan to North America
A team of internationally renowned balloonists seeks to break the absolute world distance record and possibly the absolute world duration record for helium balloons.
February 18, 2008: Celestial Eagle pilots Troy Bradley and Peter Cuneo, with the advice of their meteorologists and the flight team, have decided to abandon their attempt to make a gas balloon crossing of the Pacific Ocean this year. The pilots and team will put their equipment into storage in Japan with the intent of attempting the flight during the 2008-09 winter season. ...click here for details »