Air Force Captain Joseph W Kittinger makes highest ascent and longest jump from balloon.
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Balloonist Captain Joseph W Kittinger makes highest ascent and longest jump. Tularosa, New Mexico. United States of America (USA).
Various shots Air Force Captain Joseph W Kittinger in flying suit that doubles his weight, he makes his way from dressing room to balloon. LS as the huge balloon is inflated. LS as it takes off and starts its ascent which will take it 19 1/2 miles above the earth's surface. MS of earth taken from balloon.
Various shots as Kittinger begins his free fall for 16 miles, before his regular parachute takes him down the remaining 3 miles. Various shots as Kittinger is released from his suit when he has landed. CU of his right hand which is badly swollen. MS as he walks away.
Cataloguer's note: American commentary.