Aeronautics: Red Jump

The Russian army air service, which lately sent stratonauts higher than any had flown before (TIME. Oct. 9), last week dropped a flyer farther than any man had ever dropped. The man dropped was a pilot named Victor Evceyef. Swaddled in heavy clothes with an oxygen mask over his face and a parachute over his stern, Evceyef went up with a comrade from Moscow Airdrome. Mile after mile the plane climbed, into atmosphere —34° F. At 4½ mi. Pilot Evceyef jumped. Instead of opening his 'chute, he plummeted for more than two minutes...

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