World Record for the Fastest Circumnavigation of Earth via Both Poles

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Stash

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I literally stumbled upon this and really haven't had a chance to research its veracity, but thought it would be of interest.

From the website (https://www.onemoreorbit.com/):

"One More Orbit is a multinational attempt to break the world record for the fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles, in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER ultra long-range business jet.
The record is being attempted during the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing, as a tribute to the past, present, and future of space exploration.
The team will launch the record attempt from, and return for the finish to, Space Florida's Launch and Landing Facility (the former Shuttle Landing Facility) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, from where Apollo 11 launched their historic mission 50 years ago. The mission will start at 09:32 EDT – the same time as Apollo 11.
The speed record will be certified by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™."

You can apparently watch their flight live:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QkzQGLF0r88u5KaH8DVJg/live




I literally stumbled upon this and really haven't had a chance to research its veracity, but thought it would be of interest.

From the website (https://www.onemoreorbit.com/):

"One More Orbit is a multinational attempt to break the world record for the fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles, in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER ultra long-range business jet.
The record is being attempted during the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing, as a tribute to the past, present, and future of space exploration.
The team will launch the record attempt from, and return for the finish to, Space Florida's Launch and Landing Facility (the former Shuttle Landing Facility) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, from where Apollo 11 launched their historic mission 50 years ago. The mission will start at 09:32 EDT – the same time as Apollo 11.
The speed record will be certified by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™."

You can apparently watch their flight live:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QkzQGLF0r88u5KaH8DVJg/live



Do you think they might get a glimpse of the infinite plane out the window?

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rabinoz

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I literally stumbled upon this and really haven't had a chance to research its veracity, but thought it would be of interest.

From the website (https://www.onemoreorbit.com/):

"One More Orbit is a multinational attempt to break the world record for the fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles, in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER ultra long-range business jet.
The record is being attempted during the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing, as a tribute to the past, present, and future of space exploration.
The team will launch the record attempt from, and return for the finish to, Space Florida's Launch and Landing Facility (the former Shuttle Landing Facility) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, from where Apollo 11 launched their historic mission 50 years ago. The mission will start at 09:32 EDT – the same time as Apollo 11.
The speed record will be certified by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™."

You can apparently watch their flight live:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QkzQGLF0r88u5KaH8DVJg/live

Well they are on their way:


LIVE TRACKER: 49-hour circumpolar flight world speed record attempt!

Watching grass grow might be more exciting for a while yet!


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rabinoz

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At 10/Jul/19 22:02 they were over Antarctica at 84.18°S 58°E.

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Stash

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Approaching southern tip of SA right now.


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Heavenly Breeze

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I literally stumbled upon this and really haven't had a chance to research its veracity, but thought it would be of interest.

From the website (https://www.onemoreorbit.com/):

"One More Orbit is a multinational attempt to break the world record for the fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles, in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER ultra long-range business jet.
The record is being attempted during the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing, as a tribute to the past, present, and future of space exploration.
The team will launch the record attempt from, and return for the finish to, Space Florida's Launch and Landing Facility (the former Shuttle Landing Facility) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, from where Apollo 11 launched their historic mission 50 years ago. The mission will start at 09:32 EDT – the same time as Apollo 11.
The speed record will be certified by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™."

You can apparently watch their flight live:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QkzQGLF0r88u5KaH8DVJg/live



Do you think they might get a glimpse of the infinite plane out the window?

They will see a sphere, strangely enough.