Balloonists Prepare To Land In The History Books

Before the end of the weekend, two balloonists who’ve flown across the Pacific Ocean are expected to touch down with a new world record under their belts.

The Two Eagles balloon and pilots Leonid Tiukhtyaev (two-kh-TIE-yev) and Troy Bradley remain on track to complete their crossing of the Pacific Ocean and break the previous distance record set in 1978. But, due to changes in the weather pattern, it isn’t quite the track we announced last night.

Jim Ryan has been tracking the team’s progress and will have an update.

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