Mustang Bobby at Bark Bark Woof Woof
mentioned this attempt by confirmed millionaire wackos...ehrrr... adventurers Steve Fossett & Richard Branson to set another record: non-stop solo flight around the world.
They do have the good sense to have Burt Rutan build the aircraft. Rutan's Voyager
, the first aircraft to fly around the world without refueling, and Spaceship 1
, winner of the X Prize are part of The National Air and Space Museum
You can follow the flight from Salina, Kansas and back at this site
.Update 03/02/05 1600CST: There's a problem. 2600 pounds of fuel is "missing". The mission is on to Hawaii, but no one is sure beyond that point.