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Circumnavigation of the globe in a balloon: Fossett landed at 22.18 UTC
St. Louis, Usa - After a flight of 14 days and 20 hours
At 22.18 UTC, Steve Fossett contacted Mission Control at Washington University in St. Louis to say that he had successfully landed the Bud Light Spirit of Freedom balloon. After 14 days, 19 hours, 57 minutes and 50 seconds, he is now on ground in the Outback of Australia. Fossett had been prepared for the delay in landing, bringing along twice as much oxygen as carried on previous trips. He also packed...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency