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Adam Umber
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    Steve Fossett
    Project: ET2 Architecture?

    Steve Fosset was one of the great adventurers of our time. He has made 116 records in 5 areas, 60 of which still stand.

    He was a Boy Scout and Eagle Scout as a teenager, excelling at tasks which "required persistence and endurance," and "is at the very edge of [his] ability and endurance." He was able to fund his adventures by using money which he earned as a stockbroker in Chicago.

    The records he achieved required many repeat attempts.

    The sports in which he has records include:

    Sailing in his boat the Cheyenne

    Ballooning, with records for speed and around the world non-stop flights. It took him 6 attempts to achieve the non-stop around the world flight.

    Gliding, with numerous records. Many of which were in the Virgin Atlantic Global Flier by Burt Ratan's company Scaled Composites.

    He also recently purchased Craig Breedlove's 'Spirit of America' land speed record (LSR) vehicle to attempt a new land speed record. The project was called 'Target 800 mph.' Fossett and his crew made extensive remodels of the vehicle to withstand 800 mph. It's previously held top speed was over 700 mph.

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