February 13, 2006
Long Flight

Space.com is carrying news that Steve Fossett has officially broken the world's non-stop absolute distance record. When the article was written he was still going, but should be down by now. The tech on that aircraft is pretty impressive... as I recall, its weight fraction (the amount of gross takeoff weight that is actually the aircraft) is somewhere below 10%, more akin to spacecraft than anything you or I would see on a local runway. Very cool!

Posted by scott at February 13, 2006 01:00 PM

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