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The ballooning expertise he lacks will be provided by Brian Jones, who with Swiss balloonist Bertrand Piccard became the first man to fly a balloon non-stop around the world last year.
At least 20 attempts by balloonists to circle Earth have been made in the past decade alone, and all but this one fell far short.
Speaking from the balloon's control centre in Bristol, he said: "What balloonists do wish each other is a very safe flight and preferably not too long a one.
He joins four other teams of balloonists racing to be the first to circumnavigate the globe non-stop.
Name the American balloonist who was rescued from the Coral Sea.
Balloonist Steve Fossett is hoping to reach the English Channel today in his bid to fly around the world non-stop.
The FT balloon is the brainchild of London-based Peter Mason, ex-Fleet Street journalist turned professional hot air balloonist.
The American millionaire, in his sixth bid to become the first solo balloonist to circle the globe, was cruising at nearly 63mph at 23,300 feet, just off the coast of New Zealand.
BALLOONIST Steve Fossett was last night flying out over the South Pacific - the most dangerous leg of his solo round-the-world attempt.
Fossett, a 54-year-old commodities broker from Chicago, was almost killed Sunday attempting to become the first balloonist to circle the world nonstop.
And earlier that year, a professional balloonist and two women passengers were rescued 1200ft up on the Pennines when their craft hit a pylon.
BALLOONIST Steve Fossett had to climb out and fix an aerial just hours after starting his round-the-world flight yesterday.
It was more than 12 years ago that his love of glider planes brought him to another local balloonist.
Christine, 32, of Norwich, sued the balloonist for personal damages after the accident in a field in 1994.
ROUND the world balloonist Brian Jones has sunk his $1million prize into saving African children from a killer flesh-eating disease.