- Steve Fossett
- Australia (Northam)
Steve Fossett (USA) circumnavigated the globe in Bud Light Spirit of Freedom, a 42.6 m (140 ft) tall mixed gas balloon, from 19 June to 2 July 2002, becoming the first person ever to so so alone. He took off from Northam, Western Australia, and landed at Eromanga, Queensland. Australia, after covering 33,195 km (20,627 miles). His was only the second ever around-the-world balloon flight.