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Fossett postpones his solo round-the-world flight attempt in a balloon

Perth, Australia - Due to bad weather conditions

The American multi-millionaire, Steve Fossett, 58, decided to postpone the launch of his balloon from Saturday to next Tuesday due to bad weather conditions. Fossett will depart from Northam, Australia, and expects the flight to take 20 days, covering some 22,000 miles while flying at altitudes 20,000-30,000 feet. This one will be his sixth attempt to fly solo round-the-world non-stop in a balloon. Taking...

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