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02/07/2002 Millionaire Fossett flies around the world in a balloon

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ARGENTINA: BALLOONIST STEVE FOSSETT'S AROUND THE WORLD ATTEMPT

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RUSSIA: INTERVIEW WITH FAILED BALLOONIST STEVE FOSSETT

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WORLDWIDE: BALLOONIST FOSSETT LOSES CONTACT WITH CONTROL CENTRE

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Steve Fosset continues his solo balloon attempt

Steve Fossett was the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon. He made his fortune in the financial services industry and was best known for many world records, including five nonstop circumnavigations of the Earth: as a long-distance solo balloonist, as a sailor, and as a solo flight fixed-wing aircraft pilot.