Right now, there's a giant, helium-filled balloon soaring high over the Pacific Ocean.
Troy Bradley of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Leonid Tiukhtyaev, from Moscow, are at the helm. The international duo, known as the Two Eagles Balloon Team, launched from Saga, Japan, on January 24. They've been riding the wind ever since.
"Right now, they're at 25,000 feet," reports Steven Shope, the director at Two Eagles mission control in Albuquerque. "A couple of days ago they were upwards of 75 miles an hour."