Start round-the-world flight of a Russian traveller Fyodor Konyukhov on the balloon is scheduled for July 2. About this Tape.<url> reported at the headquarters of the project on Wednesday, June 29.
Designed by experts from the UK balloon to a height of 60 meters and weighing 10 tons with a Russian on Board will go in flight from the town of Northam in Western Australia. This will happen around 07:00 local time (02:00 GMT).
All preparatory work must be completed by the evening of 1 July, the night will start filling the balloon with helium. It is planned to pump about 10 thousand cubic meters of gas.
It is expected that the ball will go round the Earth for a few days, flying over the southern hemisphere. The route goes through New Zealand, Pacific, South America, Falkland Islands, Atlantic, Cape of Good Hope in Africa, the Indian ocean. To land the traveler plans on the East coast of Australia. The path length will be about 35 thousand kilometers.