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Space men

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  • DVD 629.47 S7323 (CEN, WSQ)

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In English, with optional English subtitles.


Narrated by Michael Murphy.

Publication Information

[Boston] : WGBH Educational Foundation, [2016]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (approximately 60 minutes) : sound, color, ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


On an August morning in 1960, Air Force Captain Joseph Kittinger stepped out of a helium balloon twenty miles above Earth, hurtling down at over 400 miles per hour. The little-known story of the men whose scientific experiments laid critical groundwork for NASA's manned space program, a decade before President Kennedy committed the nation to sending a man to the moon.


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Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of American experience in 2016.

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