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3 July 2002, 12:44 pm
Bud Light Spirit of Freedom Crosses the Finish Line!
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Fosset First Around the Globe in a Balloon

Yesterday Steve Fossett, in his balloon 'Bud Light Spirit of Freedom' added another acolade to his list of records, he became the first solo balloonist to circumnavigate the globe.

At 13:53 UTC, 8:53 a.m. CDT yesterday it was officially confirmed that Steve Fossett crossed 116.42.16 east longitude south of Northam, Western Australia making him the first solo balloonist to circumnavigate the globe. Bud Light Spirit of Freedom will continue to fly eastward until finding the optimal landing situation.
Spirit of Freedom Press/News Editor
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