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The Virgin Atlantic Airways GlobalFlyer aircraft sails across the sky near NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.

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The Virgin Atlantic Airways GlobalFlyer aircraft sails across the sky near NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility. The aircraft, piloted by Steve Fossett, is being relocated from Salina, Kan., to the Shuttle Landing Facility to begin preparations for an attempt to set a new world record for the longest flight made by any aircraft. An exact takeoff date for the record-setting flight has not been determined and is contingent on weather and jet-stream conditions. The window for the attempt opens in mid-January, making the flight possible anytime between then and the end of February. NASA agreed to let Virgin Atlantic Airways use Kennedy's Shuttle Landing Facility as a takeoff site. The facility use is part of a pilot program to expand runway access for non-NASA activities.

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  • Title: The Virgin Atlantic Airways GlobalFlyer aircraft sails across the sky near NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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