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Jeana Yeager (born May 18, 1952) is an aviator, most famous for accompanying Dick Rutan on a non-stop flight around the world in the Voyager aircraft in 1986 from December 14 to December 23. The flight took 9 days, 3 minutes, and 44 seconds and covered 24,986 miles (40,211 km), more than doubling the old distance record set by a Boeing B-52 bomber in 1962. In recognition of this achievement, she received the Harmon Trophy.
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