This five page article is about how people want to break records going up into the atmosphere..  “In all seriousness, there are men who are contemplating getting to the moon”.  Johns says that "What these wizards of the high open spaces are after is speed.  Two hundred miles an hour in an ordinary aircraft isn’t fast enough; they reckon that if they can get a vehicle into the stratosphere, they will be able to go so fast that they’ll meet themselves coming back.”  “The absence of these two factors, “drag” and “skin friction”, will, it is claimed, double the speed of a plane of orthodox design in stratospheric conditions”.


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