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Balloonist making second attempt at around-the-world solo voyage

...was floating over the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, more than 1,100 miles and nearly two days into his journey. Kevin Uliassi, 36, lifted off in his 160-foot balloon from a stone quarry near Rockford, Ill., early Tuesday. He hopes to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/24/tec_284385.shtml
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Crew reschedules launch of around-the-world balloon flight

...Steve Fossett's attempt to pilot a balloon around the world ended on the edge of the Black Sea. Another balloonist, Kevin Uliassi, made an attempt New Year's Eve. He took off from Loves Park, Ill., but was forced to land about two hours later...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/09/tec_220286.shtml
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Solo balloonist ends round-the-world attempt in Asia

CHICAGO -- American balloonist Kevin Uliassi's attempt to make history by circling the globe alone ended in disappointment Friday in a field in the Southeast Asian nation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/04/tec_282619.shtml
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Race is on for first balloonist to circle to globe

...planned to begin the exhausting, exhilarating and dangerous 20,000-mile journey Wednesday evening. Architect Kevin Uliassi was to set out from a quarry near Rockford, Ill., about 90 miles northwest of Chicago, in a shoestring attempt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/01/ent_219898.shtml
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