Auguste Piccard takes off on his record breaking balloon flight.
Colonel John Stapp rides a rocket sled to smash world speed record.
Captain Joseph Kittinger makes 12 mile drop from hot air balloon in USA.
Air Force Captain Joseph W Kittinger makes highest ascent and longest jump from balloon.
US "Stargazer" balloon takes off to collect astrological data
John Stapp travels at 421 m.p.h. in a rocket powered sled making tests for pilots.
Air balloon is launched, lit by huge searchlights.
A history of ballooning and airships - includes great footage of Hindenburg, especially its lavish dining rooms!
Animated diagrams explain the stratosphere and charts the progress of scientific balloon flights.