ALTITUDE RECORD SET ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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Major Howard “Scrappy” Johnson (above) set a world altitude record, when 
he reached 91,243 feet, flying a Lockheed YF-104A Starfighter, from Edwards
AFB in California. In recognition of the record, then Vice President Richard
M. Nixon presented him with the Robert J. Collier trophy for aeronautical
achievement.

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