Aviation Photo #0708016 Cameron Balloons R-650 - Breitling Orbiter

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Breitling Orbiter 3 - the first balloon to fly non-stop around the world. Bertrand Piccard & Brian Jones took off from Chateau-D'Oex in Switzerland on 01-Mar-1999 and landed near Dakhla Oasis, Egypt on 21-Mar-1999. The enormous Roziere balloon is 55m high - as tall as the Tower of Pisa. On temporary display here in the Gasometer in Oberhausen.
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Photo Added: November 08, 2004

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