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Trans-Pacific Balloonists Exceed Distance Record

Two Eagles balloon at launch

Trans-Pacific Balloonists Exceed Distance Record

The Two Eagles balloon crew that launched last week in Japan has now achieved one of its goals -- the flight on Thursday passed 5,260 miles, the current world record for distance in a gas balloon. Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev are also on track to beat the record for time aloft, just over 137 hours, if they keep flying until Friday morning. FULL STORY

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