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Fedor Konyukhov told about the exit from the gondola of a balloon

Федор Конюхов рассказал о выходе из гондолы воздушного шара

On the second day of the balloon flight Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov had to get out of the gondola to clear the burner from ice. About this Tape.<url> reported at the headquarters of round-the-world flight.

By 10:00 Moscow time on 14 July, the balloon was at an altitude of 7400 meters above the ground and moved with a speed of 73 miles per hour.

During a communication session with the mission control Center told the pilot that feels good, gradually adapting. According to him, the outside temperature is up to minus 20 degrees.

“It is very beautiful the sky, stars, and the Earth from this height is beautiful. In such moments it is very calm, this picture I imagined a long time ago, 20 years ago, when I first decided to fly around the earth in a balloon,” — said Fyodor Konyukhov.

Now the ball is “Morton” is a zone of dense aircraft traffic — it flies over the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. According to projections, by 19:00 GMT he will leave the airspace of Australia and out to the Pacific ocean.

Russian traveler was launched on 12 July at 02:30 GMT from the town of Northam in Western Australia. Route Konyukhova length of about 35 thousand kilometers will pass from West to East. To date, the ball has passed 2700 miles.

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