Friday, January 27, 2006

Another flight for Global Flyer?

An attempt to make the longest non-stop un-refueled flight in history will see a second around the world flight for the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer piloted by Steve Fossett. Take-off on this record breaking attempt, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is currently scheduled for between dawn twilight at 6:46 AM and sunrise at 7:11 AM (local time) on the 1st of February. The final decision to go will be taken around 1:00 PM UTC this Sunday...


Take off for the Global Flyer on it's previous flight

New Scientist has more background information on the new record attempt by Steve Fossett and the Global Flyer.

Update: The weather and Chinese New Year intervened and the earliest date for take-off is now the 6th of February...

Update: Take off is currently scheduled for the 7th of February, BBC News has more...

Update: The flight has been delayed again due to a fuel leak, this time with less than an hour to go before the scheduled take off.

Update: After repeated delays, Steve Fossett has now set off on his new around the world record bid...