Balloons of Fancy

Balloons of Fancy

Balloons of Fancy

Previously published Slate articles made new.
March 24 1999 3:30 AM

Balloons of Fancy

This weekend, the Breitling Orbiter 3 became the first balloon to travel all the way around the world. The pilots won $1 million from Anheuser-Busch. Last year David Plotz questioned whether there can be any winners in balloon racing and concluded they're all just a bunch of losers.