This book describes the story of the history making balloon flight by Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones in March 1999. In this dramatic and inspiring account, the pilots of the Breitling Orbiter 3 balloon, tell the remarkable story of their record-breaking, first ever around the world balloon flight. As others failed to complete their flights, Piccard and Jones caught the jet stream winds for an exciting and perilous ride. This is a must read! This 300+ page paperback book also includes photographs of the pilots in flight.