Transport: Post Up

The first time Wiley Post flew Winnie Mae into the stratosphere last week he thought he climbed 48,000 ft. The second time, he thought he reached 55,000 ft. but had no way of telling because his altimeter froze at 35,000 ft. Not until the barographs used on the flights are checked will Pilot Post know whether he beat the world's airplane altitude record of 47,352 ft. held by Italy's Renato Donati. Because of the thin air and —70° temperature of the stratozone, Pilot Post had encased himself in a grotesque suit made of white...

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