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2011-03-03 09:11:00

WATERBURY, Vt., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Expeditions, a polar travel specialist, has been nominated by Travel and Leisure as the World's Best Tour Operator in the magazine's annual consumer survey. On learning of the nomination, Hans Lagerweij, president of Quark, remarked, "Our 20th anniversary is turning out to be a year to remember!" (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110303/NE58615 ) Lagerweij explained, "In January, we added Sea Spirit to our fleet for a new...

2010-09-07 11:28:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- When Quark Expeditions 2010 Arctic expedition cruise season comes to an end September 8, preparation for its history-making 20th anniversary season begins. In 1991, the company operated two expeditions, one to the North Pole and the first ever passenger transit of the Northeast Passage. To mark the company's 20th anniversary, Quark returns to the North Pole, June 23 to July 7, 2011. The 20th anniversary vacation cruise through the Northeast Passage...

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2008-11-05 15:45:00

Results of DNA tests have confirmed that two large bones found last Wednesday near the wreckage of a plane in California are those of millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, according to police. The 63-year-old record-breaker disappeared over a year ago during a solo flight from a nearby Nevada ranch. The bones were recovered roughly half a mile away from a crash site in a remote stretch of the Sierra Nevada mountains in eastern California. The site was discovered last month after a hiker...

2008-10-04 18:00:03

By Lucy Bogustawski MILLIONAIRE adventurer Steve Fossett died when his plane slammed into a mountain on a cloudy day. The discovery comesmore than a year since the record-breaker disappeared while hunting for a suitable location to try to break the current land speed record. Search teams were led to the wreckage of the 63-year-old's plane earlier this week after ahiker stumbled across a pilot's licence and other ID cards belonging to him. The belongings were found close to where...

2008-10-03 06:00:02

By Stephen McGinty HE DISAPPEARED into the clouds and left behind a mystery and allegations of a faked death. More than a year after Steve Fossett, the American billionaire adventurer, took off on a routine flight, the wreckage of his small plane has been discovered in the Sierra Nevada mountains. According to aviation experts, the plane appears to have smashed head-on into the mountainside. But in a point likely to be seized upon by conspiracy theorists, Mr Fossett's body has not yet...

2006-02-11 13:14:08

LONDON (Reuters) - Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett broke the record for long-distance flight without refueling on Saturday, making an emergency landing in southern England after flying 26,389 miles, his team said. Fossett, a 61-year-old American, landed his specially designed GlobalFlyer aircraft -- with a wingspan as wide as an 11-storey building is tall -- at Bournemouth airport. He had been due to land at another airport, in the county of Kent, but was forced to land early...

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2006-02-10 06:25:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Adventurer Steve Fossett flew past the halfway point in his effort to break aviation's distance record, even as a fuel leak, soaring heat in the cockpit and weak winds jeopardized his quest. Fossett reached Japan - the midway mark of his expected 3 1/2-day trip - late Thursday and was flying in the Western Pacific jet streams early Friday. He faced severe turbulence over India in his lightweight experimental plane and other problems. Fossett's team had calculated that...

2006-02-08 14:32:57

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Millionaire U.S. adventurer Steve Fossett took off in an experimental plane on Wednesday on an 80-hour flight that he hopes will set a nonstop distance record. The GlobalFlyer aircraft, which has a wingspan as wide as an 11-story building is tall, lifted off around 7:20 a.m. (1220 GMT) after rolling ponderously down a rented runway used by NASA's space shuttles at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Fossett, 61, had initially...

2006-02-08 09:34:10

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett took off in an experimental plane on Wednesday on an 80-hour flight that he hopes will set a nonstop distance record. The GlobalFlyer aircraft, which has a wingspan as wide as an 11-story building is tall, lifted off around 7:20 a.m. after rolling ponderously down a rented runway used by NASA's space shuttles at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Fossett, 61, had initially planned to start the...

2006-02-08 07:50:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett took off in an experimental plane on Wednesday on an 80-hour flight that he hopes will set a nonstop distance record. The GlobalFlyer aircraft, which has a wingspan as wide as an 11-story building is tall, lifted off around 7:20 a.m. (1220 GMT) after rolling ponderously down a rented runway used by NASA's space shuttles at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Fossett, 61, had initially planned to start the...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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