AMERICAN BALLOONIST GIVES THUMBS UP AT MISSION CONTROL IN ALICE SPRINGS.
Team RE/MAX balloon pilot Dave Liniger of Denver Colorado gives the thumbs up after the gondola was fitted with solar panels and wheeled out for more testing January 3. The team announced yesterday that it was likely that only two pilots would fly in the gondola due to safety concerns. It is unknown which pilot will not make the flight which is an attempt to set a world record for a non-stop balloon flight around the globe flying in the stratosphere. The mission is scheduled to lift off January 4.