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Fossett sets record for longest solo balloon flight

St. Louis, Usa - He has completed 86% of the total distance

At 16.23 UTC, yesterday, the Bud Light Spirit of Freedom Mission became the longest solo balloon flight in history in terms of total distance traveled. Fossett set the old record for longest solo balloon flight at 14,235.3 miles (22,909.53 km) in his 1998 attempt to fly solo around the world that ended in the Coral Sea. The new record is not what is on everyone's mind, though. Off in the distance...

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