Man sets 538 mph record at Reno air races

RENO (AP) - A man who once flew six missions into space for NASA's shuttle program has set a speed record at the Reno National Championship Air Races.

Curt Brown hit 527 mph Monday in his L-29 jet Viper and recorded 538 mph on Wednesday.

The 53-year-old of Hudson, Wis., broke his record of 524 mph set last year on his way to winning the Jet Class title.

The races have a 46-year history. This year's events run through Sunday.

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