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Balloonist flies east on global trip - 19/06/02
Balloonist on target in round-world venture - 20/06/02
Balloonist making record pace - 21/06/02
Balloonist slows to avoid storm - 23/06/02
Balloon tycoon dodges bad weather - 24/06/02
Spirit of Freedom
Balloonist clears the Andes - 27/06/02
Southwards drift irks US balloonist - 28/06/02
Balloonist breaks own record - 01/07/02
Fossett in homestretch of solo balloon quest - 01/07/02
Profile: Steve Fossett - 01/07/02
Fossett's balloon challenge - 01/07/02
Balloonist clinches global record - 01/07/02
Balloonist completes around-the-world trek - 02/07/02
Sixth time lucky for balloonist - 03/07/02
Fossett's landing held up by high winds - 04/07/02
Fossett hangs up his balloon but adventures go on - 05/07/02

Recent News Coverage of the Round the World Attempts

Budweiser to Award $1m to Winning Team
CNN - Dick Rutan announces world attempt in "Global Hilton" (16 Oct 97)
CNN - Storm front thwarts Fossett's launch (7 Dec 97)
CNN - Branson's balloon takes off without him (9 Dec 97)
CNN - Interview with Kevin Uliassi (12 Dec 97)
CNN - Five teams poised for round-the-world balloon race (31 Dec 97 12:46 GMT)
CNN - Global balloon race to get off the ground tonight (31 Dec 97)
Photos of the Uliassi RTW Launch (31 Dec 97)
CNN - Fossett launches 3rd try at round-the-world balloon flight (31 Dec 97)
CNN - Fossett's flight 'picture-perfect so far (1 Jan 98 04:32 GMT)
CNN - Rip forces Uliassi to abort balloon flight (1 Jan 98 05:54 GMT)
CNN - Fossett drifts over the Atlantic (1 Jan 98 15:50 GMT)
CNN Chicago: Balloonist makes personal sacrifices to pursue dream (Uliassi)
CNN - Uliassi asks, 'What went wrong?' (1 Jan 98 17:15 GMT)
CNN - Fossett enjoying 'flawless' flight (1 Jan 98 20:21 GMT)
CNN - Weather delays launch of Rutan's balloon (2 Jan 98 02:08 GMT)
CNN - Once again, Fossett awaits Libya's permission (2 Jan 98)
The Times: Balloonist Fossett heads for a storm (3 Jan 98) (you need to register but it's free)
CNN - Fossett makes rapid Atlantic crossing (3 Jan 98 09:47 GMT)
CNN - Libya says no to Fossett flyover (3 Jan 98 16:17 GMT)
CNN - Libya to allow Fossett flyover (3 Jan 98 23:42 GMT)
CNN - Balloonist cruises over Eastern Europe (4 Jan 98 10:29 GMT)
CNN - Technical problems for Fossett (4 Jan 98 17:46 GMT)
CNN - Fossett's balloon quest in jeopardy (5 Jan 98 00:51 GMT)
CNN - Fossett ends balloon quest early (5 Jan 98 09:16 GMT)
CNN - Fossett ends round-the-world ballooning attempt (5 Jan 98 13:30 GMT)
CNN - Balloonists (Rutan & Melton) ready to ride the wind (5 Jan 98 03:40 GMT)
CNN - Third balloon team to try where others failed (5 Jan 98 16:56 GMT)
CNN - Rutan, Melton launch delayed by slow winds (6 Jan 96)
CNN - Rutan to launch early Friday / Piccard's capsule damaged on trailer (8 Jan 98)
CNN - Balloon race: One mission proceeds, another is delayed (8 Jan 98 22:26 GMT)
Pre-launch accident postpones Swiss round-the-world balloon launch (8 Jan 98 23:56 GMT)
CNN - U.S. balloonists forced down shortly after launch (9 Jan 98 14:46 GMT)
CNN - Rutan to make forced landing (9 Jan 98)
MSN - Pilots Jump from Balloon
CNN - 'Global Hilton' hits ground after balloonists bail out (9 Jan 98)
News 8 - Balloon crash lands in north Texas
Workers fight to recover crashed balloon (12 Jan 98)
CNN - Swiss balloonist set to launch round-the-world attempt (27 Jan 98)
CNN - Round-the-world balloon challenger takes off (28 Jan 98)
CNN - Balloon headed out over Mediterranean (28 Jan 98)
CNN - Breitling Orbiter-2 ballon develops leak (29 Jan 98 02:02)
CNN - Leak keeps balloon at snail's pace (29 Jan 98 7:21)
CNN - Balloon heads around world -- slowly (30 Jan 98 15:44)
CNN - European adventurers mend small leak in capsule (31 Jan 98)
CNN - Global balloonists cross Iraq no-fly zone (1 Feb 98 11:40)
CNN - China balks as balloonists approach airspace (2 Feb 98 09:23)
CNN - China refuses to give balloonists clearance over China (3 Feb 98 16:48)
CNN - Balloonists beat Fossett's world endurance record (3 Feb 98 21:14 GMT)
CNN - Balloonists abandon round-the-world balloon flight (4 Feb 98 11:21)
CNN - Balloonists break second world record (6 Feb 98 12:50 GMT)
CNN - Balloon lands safely in Burma (7 Feb 98 04:48 GMT)
CNN - Balloon lands safely in Burma (7 Feb 98 11:01 GMT)
CNN - Balloonist describes 'beautiful nonstop cinema' (7 Feb 98 17:47 GMT)
CNN - Record-breaking balloonists return after longest journey (8 Feb 98)
CNN - Balloonists plan to circle the globe at edge of space (7 May 98)
CNN - Fossett to try again to circle globe in balloon (26 Apr 98)
Solo Spirit - Steve Fossett to try a 4th Time
Remax Balloon
Pictures of Kevin Uliassi's RTW Attempt (at Balloon Repairs of East Texas)
BBC News Great balloon challenge Special report Aviation's last great challenge
BBC News Great balloon challenge 'Perfect' launch for British balloon
BBC News Great balloon challenge Balloonists face new challenge
BBC News Great balloon challenge Balloonists race against time
BBC News Balloon race Round-the-world balloon reaches Morocco
J Renee launch described by John Shepler

Solo Spirit Maps

ABC News - The Last Great Adventure

Selected Round the World Ballooning Links

Global Hilton animation

Latest:

Solo balloonist ends round-the-world attempt in Myanmar - 03/03/00


Solo Spirit
Steve Fossett's 2001 solo attempt - 17/06/01 RealVideo
Solo balloonist grounded - 17/06/01
Solo balloon challenge under way - 05/08/01
Solo balloonist soars away - 05/08/01
Oxygen worries for balloonist Fossett - 07/08/01
Balloonist passes quarter-way mark - 10/08/01
Solo balloonist flies on 'flawlessly' - 13/08/01
Balloonist nearing South America - 13/08/01
Balloonist Fossett crosses Andes - 16/08/01
Fossett aborts solo balloon bid - 17/08/01
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