Transport: Ferdie's Flight

Nearly ten miles over England in the stratosphere, where the sky is almost black and the sunlight so dazzling that it hurts to look down, a big Bristol monoplane wheeled slowly last week, dragged by its straining, special Pegasus engine. Presently, satisfied that he had broken the world's airplane altitude record and could get no higher, the lone pilot in the enclosed cockpit started down. Near exhaustion from the height, he began getting dizzy as the plane dived toward normal air, suddenly realized that not enough oxygen was flowing into his air-tight suit,...

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