NASA facility launch site for GlobalFlyer

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The Kennedy Space Center in Florida will be the takeoff site for an attempt to set the record for the longest flight of an aircraft or balloon.

Fossett to go for aviation distance record

OSHKOSH, Wis., July 29 (UPI) -- Chicago adventurer Steve Fossett, who flew non-stop solo around the world in March, is going after the aviation distance record for his next feat.

Fossett recreates Atlantic crossing

CLIFDEN, Ireland, July 3 (UPI) -- Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett has completed a historic recreation of the first non-stop transatlantic flight.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2005 with 182 to follow.
By United Press International

GlobalFlyer to join Oshkosh air show

OSHKOSH, Wis., March 23 (UPI) -- The Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer will join the 53rd annual EAA AirVenture, event organizers said.

French set nautical mark circling globe

USHANT, France, March 17 (UPI) -- Fourteen men aboard a 120-foot catamaran have smashed the record for sailing around the world non-stop by achieving the feat in 50 days.

Space Race 2: SpaceShipOne, post X Prize

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 15 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining the people, passions and business of private spaceflight. This week: SpaceShipOne, the winner of the X Prize for private spaceflight, heads to the National Air and Space Museum for retirement and display.

Fossett completes epic non-stop flight

SALINA, Kan., March 3 (UPI) -- Adventurer Steve Fossett landed in Kansas Thursday completing an epic 23,000-mile solo, non-stop flight around the earth without refueling.

Non-stop global flight in jeopardy

SALINA, Kan., March 2 (UPI) -- Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett will try to cross the Pacific Ocean and reach Hawaii despite fuel problems, mission control officials told CNN Wednesday.

Fossett tries solo, non-stop world flight

SALINA, Kan., March 1 (UPI) -- Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett waited for ideal wind conditions in Kansas before taking off on the first solo, non-stop around-the-world airplane flight.

Fossett cleared for solo global jet flight

SALINA, Kan., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Adventurer Steve Fossett has been cleared to leave Kansas on a solo attempt to fly non-stop around the earth in an experimental three-hulled aircraft.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2005 with 345 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The UPI almanac for July 2, 2004
By United Press International

Fossett sails world in record time

PLYMOUTH, England, April 6 (UPI) -- Millionaire businessman Steve Fossett has set a record for the quickest seaborne trip around the world, The Times of London said Tuesday.

Steve Fosset nails round-the-world record

CHICAGO, April 5 (UPI) -- no source named because i switched from bbc to the crew's own website "www.fossettchallenge.com" to write this
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Steve Fossett
SLP2002070307- ST. LOUIS, July 3 (UPI) -- Mission Control Director for balloonist Steve Fossett Joe Ritchie nervously watches television as he awaits word that Fossett has landed in Australia, at Mission Control at Washington University in St. Louis on July 3, 2002. rlw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

James Stephen Fossett (April 22, 1944 – c. September 3, 2007) was an American commodities trader, aviator, sailor, and adventurer and the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon. He made his fortune in the financial services industry, and was best known for many world records, including five nonstop circumnavigations of the Earth: as a long-distance solo balloonist, as a sailor, and as a solo flight fixed-wing aircraft pilot.

A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club, Fossett set 116 records in five different sports, 60 of which still stood when he disappeared

On September 3, 2007, Fossett was reported missing after the plane he was flying over the Nevada desert failed to return. Despite a month of searches by the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and others, Fossett could not be found, and the search by CAP was called off on October 2, 2007. Privately funded and privately directed search efforts continued, but after a request from Fossett's wife, he was declared legally dead on February 15, 2008.

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