Today in History
March 03, 2005
American businessman and adventurer Steve Fossett lands his GlobalFlyer in Salinas, Kansas, some 67 hours after taking off there. He becomes the first person to fly an airplane around the world solo without stopping or refueling. Two and a half years later, Fossett is reported missing after his single-engine plane disappears over western Nevada.
Today's Feature History Article
On March 3, 2005, after 67 hours aboard his Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, he became the first person to fly alone around the world nonstop.
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