Could You Break the Record for an Around-the-World Balloon Flight?
ES1908  Flight Paths

The map below shows the flight paths of the Breitling Orbiter 3 and the Solo Spirit balloons.

Base Map: NOAA
 

5. Which jet stream did the Breitling Orbiter 3 appear to follow? Which jet stream did the Solo Spirit appear to follow?

6. Using the following information, calculate the average speed that the Breitling Orbiter 3 and the Solo Spirit flew. (Speed = Distance / Time)

Breitling Orbiter 3
Total Distance: 45,755 km (28,431 mi)
Total Time: 19 days 21 hours 47 minutes (477.78 hours)

Solo Spirit
Total Distance: 20,430 km (12,695 mi)
Total Time: 12 days 12 hours 57 minutes (300.95 hours)


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