Transport: 74,000 Up

Last year, after months of ballyhoo, the stratosphere balloon of the U. S. Army Air Corps and the National Geographic Society climbed erratically skyward, failed to make a new record, finally smashed dramatically but dismally to smithereens (TIME, Aug. 6, 1934). Last summer, after months more of ballyhoo, their second balloon popped before it got off the ground (TIME, July 22). Last week, after no ballyhoo at all, the same patched-up balloon finally set the record on which Captains Albert W. Stevens and Orvil A. Anderson had set their hearts.

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