Fossett readies 6th solo balloon flight

June 18, 2002 at 11:16 AM
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NORTHAM, Australia, June 18 (UPI) -- Adventurer Steve Fossett tried to get some sleep Tuesday before inflating the Bud Light Spirit of Freedom for his sixth attempt to fly around the world solo in a helium hot-air balloon. The millionaire former stock trader hopes to liftoff from western Australia Wednesday morning on an expected 12-day voyage.

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