July 2, 2002

Adventurer, Steve Fossett, traveled non-stop around the world in fourteen days in his hot air balloon.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

Photo by John Mathew Smith & www.celebrity-photos.com from Laurel Maryland, USA