just a few seconds after felix landed, there was radio chatter about the balloon. it was already started descending, under control i believe. im sure it landed just like felix and was recovered.
I have been a silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.