This Day in History


This Day in History - August 19 
August 19, 1973 - The Double Eagle balloon crosses the Atlantic

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Well - the impossible was made possible by a balloon called the Double Eagle, piloted
(驾驶)by Ben Abruzzo, Max Anderson and Larry Newman. All three were from Albuquerque, New Mexico, from where they initially(最初)set sail. On August 19, 1978, the Double Eagle touched down in Miserey, France, some 60 miles from the Eiffel Tour in Paris, where they had first hoped to land. The 3 Americans made history by completing the first trans-Atlantic(横过大西洋)balloon crossing while setting an endurance(耐久)record of 138 hours and 6 minutes in the air.


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