Wednesday, February 08, 2006

GlobalFlyer's "Ultimate Flight" Is Underway

After a fuel leakage problem caused a scrub of yesterday's lauch, adventurer Steve Fossett finally took off successfully from Kennedy Space Center's main runway just after dawn this morning.

He is now well underway on the "Ultimate Flight" in his Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, and approaching the western coast of Africa. This flight has the potential to set numerous world records, up to and including the record for the longest flight by any aircraft, powered or not.

You can follow the GlobalFlyer at Virgin Atlantic's awesome Mission Control page, including a full tracking map with lots of telemetry data and additional information.

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