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On this day – 1st Transatlantic Balloon Trip

On August 17, 1978, the first transatlantic balloon trip was completed as three Americans (Max Anderson, Ben Abruzzo, and Larry Newman) landed their helium balloon, Double Eagle II, in France. 🎈🎈🎈 The trip, which began in Maine, took one week to complete and was the first successful attempt after over a dozen tries by other […]