Perils of Free Ballooning Make Great Adventure

  • By Lieutenant William O. Eareckson
  • Jan 5, 2021

On May 30, at exactly 5 P. M., Eastern Standard Time, a great throbbing sigh, followed by a ringing cheer, went up from the multitudinous assemblage gathered at Bettis Field, Pa., for it was then that, in the words of the program, the first racing balloon "leaped into space."

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