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Race is on for first balloonist to circle to globe

...northwest of Chicago, in a shoestring attempt at the record books. At about the same time, millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett planned to lift off a couple of hundred miles to the south, from Busch Stadium in St. Louis, in a more sophisticated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/01/ent_219898.shtml
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NASA seeks users for shuttle runway and other facilities

...charged at regular airports. The space center hosted its first private venture last month - the takeoff of adventurer Steve Fossett in Virgin Atlantic's experimental plane, which set a flight distance record. NASA charged nearly $5,000 for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/16/liv_70031.shtml
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Balloon flight ends in Pacific Ocean

...required of all those entering the United States. The men -- British mogul Richard Branson, American millionaire Steve Fossett and Per Lindstrand of Sweden -- quit halfway through the journey after they lost the high-altitude, high-speed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/26/tec_248465.shtml
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Crew reschedules launch of around-the-world balloon flight

...said the current plan is for Rutan and Melton to launch at 3 a.m. Friday. Earlier this week, Chicago millionaire Steve Fossett's attempt to pilot a balloon around the world ended on the edge of the Black Sea. Another balloonist, Kevin Uliassi...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/09/tec_220286.shtml
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Round-the-world balloonists cross China

...give his name. The 160-foot high ICO Global hot air-and-helium balloon carrying Branson, American millionaire Steve Fossett and Per Lindstrand of Sweden, was moving about 45 mph when it left China and sped up to 84 mph over the Yellow Sea...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/24/tec_248319.shtml
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Balloonist making second attempt at around-the-world solo voyage

...Jones of Britain managed to circle the globe in 19 days. Unlike his wealthier rivals, such as Chicago millionaire Steve Fossett, who went head-to-head with Uliassi in 1997, Uliassi has no flush bank accounts to draw from. He relied on sponsors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/24/tec_284385.shtml
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...funds when the installation ran $1 million over budget. * * * * WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- American adventurer Steve Fossett opened his third campaign to grab the world glider altitude record, but failed to find the right winds over New Zealand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/30/ent_420642.shtml
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Solo balloonist ends round-the-world attempt in Asia

...area to be close to his family and ballooning friends. Unlike his wealthier rivals, including Chicago millionaire Steve Fossett, Uliassi relies on sponsors and donations. He raised $500,000 for this trip and had 15 volunteers staff his flight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/04/tec_282619.shtml
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Balloonists reach Atlantic, set course for African coast

...propel them across the Atlantic. The Swiss-British pair already have topped the record set by American millionaire Steve Fossett in August. He flew 14,318 miles -- more than halfway around the globe. The Anheuser-Busch brewery is offering...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/19/tec_256694.shtml
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Weight problems force one pilot to abandon balloon quest

...cameras and communications gear. The planned balloon flight comes a week after a failed attempt by Chicago millionaire Steve Fossett, British tycoon Richard Branson and Per Lindstrand of Sweden that resulted in a landing off Hawaii after crossing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/03/tec_249182.shtml
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