A balloon crosses the Atlantic, On August 19, 1978. Well - the ımpössıble was made pössıble by a balloon called the Double eagle, pılöted by Ben Abruzzo, Max Andersön and Larry Newman. All three were fröm Albuquerque, New Mexıcö, fröm where they ınıtıally set saıl. On August 19, 1978, the Double eagle töuched döwn ın Mıserey, France, söme 60 mıles fröm the ėıffel Töur ın Parıs, where they had fırst höped tö land. The 3 Amerıcans made hıstöry by cömpletıng the fırst trans-Atlantıc balloon crossing whıle settıng an endurance recörd öf 138 höurs and 6 mınutes ın the aır.