• Short Summary

    A NEW WORLD ALTITUDE RECORD OF 91,249 FEET WAS SET YESTERDAY BY MAJOR HOWARD C JOHNSON OF THE UNITED SA STATES AIRFORCE, FLYING A LOCKHEED F-104 STARFIGHTER.

  • Description

    A NEW WORLD ALTITUDE RECORD OF 91,249 FEET WAS SET YESTERDAY BY MAJOR HOWARD C JOHNSON OF THE UNITED SA STATES AIRFORCE, FLYING A LOCKHEED F-104 STARFIGHTER.

    THE NEW F-104 MARK IS OVER TWO MILES HIGHER THAN THE UNOFFICIAL RECORD OF 80,190 FEET REPORTEDLY SET LAST FRIDAY BY A FRENCH EXPERIMENTAL TRIDENT 06 AT ISTRES, FRANCE.

    TAKE OFF WAS FROM PALMDALE, CALIFORNIA AT 09:40 HOURS AND LANDING AT 10:07 HOURS FOR A TOTAL FLIGHT TIME OF 27 MINUTES.

    NATIONAL AERONAUTICS ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS WERE PRESENT TO MONITOR THE EVENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAPHBN1WV0GV7XCIP9VC2YU8CX
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPHBN1WV0GV7XCIP9VC2YU8CX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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