Balloon man on track to break record
A 65-year-old Russian adventurer was battling sleep deprivation, freezing temperatures and ice in his oxygen mask but was ahead of schedule for his record attempt to fly solo in a balloon around the world nonstop. Since lifting off on July 12, Fedor Konyukhov has drifted more than halfway around the world. He is on track to return to Earth somewhere in Australia on Sunday - 12 days after he started. The previous record of 13 days and eight hours was set by American adventurer Steve Fossett in 2002.