Fossett is at Cape Canaveral today trying to break the flight distance record:
He plans to launch his experimental plane and cumnavigate the world and continue over the Atlantic Ocean for a second time before landing outside London. That’s more than 27-thousand miles in all.
During more than three days in the air, Fossett says he will take power naps no longer than five minutes each and consume a steady diet of nutritious milkshakes.
The aircraft is equipped with an alarm system triggered by any changes in the plane.
Fossett will use the same plane that he used last march when he became the first person to fly nonstop, without refueling, around the globe.