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Circumnavigation of the globe in a balloon: Fossett is aiming for landing at 21.00 UTC today

St. Louis, Usa - After this feat he will fly on a glider up to stratosphere

Steve Fossett crossed over land near Ceduna, Southern Australia, at 4.17 UTC. Mission Control intended on landing Fossett around sunset, once surface winds calmed, near Leigh Creek South. Bert Padelt, systems director, said Fossett aims for surface winds under 10 knots for a safe landing. At the time of the estimated landing winds in Leigh Creek South were 21 knots gusting to 31. Therefore Fossett...

AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency - 30596

AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency