AMERICAN MILLIONAIRE ADVENTURER STEVE FOSSETT SITS NEXT TO BALLOON
CAPSULE IN NORTHAM.
American millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett sits next to his balloon
capsule as final preparations for take-off begin in the township of
Northam, 100 kilomtres east of Perth August 4, 2001. Fossett is
attempting for the sixth time to complete the first solo
circumnavigation of the Earth, and his latest effort comes nearly two
months after his attempt to launch from Kalgoorlie ended when a gust of
wind ripped the balloon apart.