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Wiley Post and His Adventures at the Edge of Space

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Jamie Carreiro
Amanda Burtnett
Joe Haddad
Tristan Dubin
June 18, 202006:06 AM

At the turn of the 20th century, a small-town farm boy with little formal education decided he wanted to be the best pilot in the world.

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Wiley Post's first pressure suit design.

The adventures that came next helped pave the way for one of the most crucial aspects of spaceflight: the space suit. Join us for this special episode of the Supercluster Podcast as we look back into aviation history to bring you the incredible story of legendary American aviator Wiley Post.  Supercluster's own Jamie Carreiro is joined by team members and fellow space fans Amanda Burtnett and Joe Haddad to revel in the story of this amazing one-eyed flyer.

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Will Rogers stands on the wing of the plane he shared with Wiley Post during their travels in Alaksa. Wiley Post stands in the foreground writing in his notebook.

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The Lockheed Vega "Winnie Mae" on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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Wiley Post wearing his pressure suit.

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The Lockheed Vega "Winnie Mae" on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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Wiley Post poses with the Winnie Mae.

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The Lockheed Vega "Winnie Mae" on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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A portrait of Wiley Post (he substituted a glass eye in place of his eye patch for the benefit of the photo).

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Jamie Carreiro
Amanda Burtnett
Joe Haddad
Tristan Dubin
June 18, 202006:06 AM