Branson balloon crosses Japan

A hot-air balloon operated by a British-led team attempting to make the first nonstop voyage around the world passes over the Pacific near Nagoya, central Japan, on Dec. 24. The balloon, flown by Richard Branson, chairman of the Virgin group of companies, and his teammates Steve Fossett and Per Lindstrand entered Japanese airspace shortly after 7 a.m. Japan time over Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture in southwestern Japan, passing over Hiroshima and Osaka on its way to the Pacific toward North America.

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