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This article from CNN reports on the first non-stop solo flight around the world, completed by Steve Fossett on March 3. The article provides some basic facts about the accomplishment, such as the distance (19,880 nautical-miles or 36,818 kilometers) and time (67 hours and two minutes). The touchdown is also described in detail as well as some highlights from the trip. A section on related links offers a gallery of photos and audio slide show of his "historic landing," which includes the voice of an air traffic controller clearing Fossett for landing and a Southwest Airlines pilot offering Fossett his congratulations. Note that the CNN website does have a few pop-up ads.

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  • Social Studies > General

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    NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20111120195227878T,Social studies,Social Sciences,Social studies -- Current events/issues,NSDL

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