American Experience - Season 28, Episode 7 - Rotten Tomatoes

Episode Info

America's early space missions are recalled, including Project Manhigh, which saw USAF Maj. David Simons float 101,000 feet above Earth in a balloon gondola in 1957; and Project Excelsior, in which Capt. Joseph Kittinger parachuted from various heights. In 1960, Kittinger survived the longest free fall and longest parachute jump in history when he jumped from 102,800 feet above Earth.


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