The Highest Step in the World, Joe Kittinger & the Excelsior Missions

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Released 2010

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Director:
Scott Schroeder
Released:
2010
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Would you bet your life on a theory? In 1960 one man leapt from a gas balloon floating 102,800 ft. above the earth. This single awe-inspiring event set 'unofficial' records that remain unbeaten 50 years later, but setting records was not the goal of this mission - saving lives was.Few know the story beyond the visually stunning fall from the edge of space. Hear firsthand from Col. Joe Kittinger USAF (Ret.) about how he and his team ventured to these unbelievable heights, and for what purpose. Hear the only man in the world who can tell this story share what it took to survive there and how he lived when everything went wrong.Find out how this 5 minute fall from the edge of space is still saving lives today and into the future.

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