Brian Jones pose in Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland on March 21, 2009. Bertrand Piccard (CH) and Brian Jones (GB) landed in the Egyptian desert on board the Breitling Orbiter 3. They had just completed the first non-stop round-the-world balloon flight, taking them 45,633 km from the Swiss village of Chateau-d'Oex in 19 days, 21 hours and 47 minutes. This flight, which broke 7 world records, remains the longest in effective distance and duration in the history of aviation. This 'Jules Verne dream', considered as the last great adventure of the 20th century, was initiated in the 1980s, with contestan

Brian Jones pose in Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland on March 21, 2009. Bertrand Piccard (CH) and Brian Jones (GB) landed in the Egyptian desert on board the Breitling Orbiter 3. They had just completed the first non-stop round-the-world balloon flight, taking them 45,633 km from the Swiss village of Chateau-d'Oex in 19 days, 21 hours and 47 minutes. This flight, which broke 7 world records, remains the longest in effective distance and duration in the history of aviation. This 'Jules Verne dream', considered as the last great adventure of the 20th century, was initiated in the 1980s, with contestan Stock Photo
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Brian Jones pose in Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland on March 21, 2009. Bertrand Piccard (CH) and Brian Jones (GB) landed in the Egyptian desert on board the Breitling Orbiter 3. They had just completed the first non-stop round-the-world balloon flight, taking them 45,633 km from the Swiss village of Chateau-d'Oex in 19 days, 21 hours and 47 minutes. This flight, which broke 7 world records, remains the longest in effective distance and duration in the history of aviation. This 'Jules Verne dream', considered as the last great adventure of the 20th century, was initiated in the 1980s, with contestants including Richard Branson and Steve Fossett. 21 attempts in all were made before the challenge was finally met. Celebrated across the world, Bertrand Piccard, Brian Jones and their partner Breitling used their success to create the humanitarian Winds of Hope foundation to fight Noma, a disease associated with poverty and malnutrition which destroys children's faces in the world's poorest countries. For the 10th anniversary of the round the world balloon flight, Brian Jones will be taking to the air on board a replica of the Breitling Orbiter 3 in a global awareness campaign to raise funds for this cause.Chateau d'oex(Vaud), Swiss March 21,2009. Photos by Vincent Dargent/ABACAPRESS.COM

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