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During fueling of the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer before dawn Sir Richard Branson talks to the media.

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During fueling of the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer before dawn on NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF), Sir Richard Branson talks to the media. Branson is chairman and founder of Virgin Atlantic. The GlobalFlyer is in the background. Steve Fossett will pilot the GlobalFlyer on a record-breaking attempt by flying solo, non-stop without refueling, to surpass the current record for the longest flight of any aircraft. Fossett is expected to take off from the KSC SLF. Later, takeoff of the GlobalFlyer was postponed due to a fuel leak that appeared during the last moments of loading. The next planned takeoff attempt is 7 a.m. Feb. 8 from the SLF. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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  • Title: During fueling of the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer before dawn Sir Richard Branson talks to the media.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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