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Ballooning / Fossett Flight / Branson Interview #704510

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jul 01, 2002
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(St. Louis: Jeff Flock) The round-the-world balloon flight by Steve Fossett featured; scenes shown from "mission control" in St. Louis. [Mission control director Joe RITCHIE†- outlines Fossett's current projected & actual air routes.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live phone interview held with entrepreneur Richard Branson†. [From Necker Island, British Virgin Islands, BRANSON†- calls Fossett's flight "absolutely magnificent" & "almost not human" because of the conditions in which he is flying; says ballooning is one of the last great aviation challenges; explains how "pushing the boundaries" can lead to new technologies.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Flock, Jeff

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