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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Into Thin, Thin Air – The Kittinger Story


Joe Kittinger , a retired Air Force  colonel, talks about his 1960 jump from a balloon 19 miles up and how it benefited research in the early years of the space race.


Joe Kittinger, the retired Air Force colonel who set the record for the world’s highest parachute jump, is working to help Felix Baumgartner and Red Bull’s Stratos Project, set a new record at 120,000 feet.


Video provided by the Pentagon Channel

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