• Short Summary

    Captain Joseph Kittinger makes 12 mile drop from hot air balloon in USA.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    American newsreel item.

    Record parachute jump to aid research into space travel, United States of America (USA).

    Various shots of hot air balloon being raised. LS balloon taking off, Air Force Captain Joseph Kittinger will jump from balloon to test astronaut equipment and procedures for emergency re-entry from outer space. CUs camera strapped to Captain Kittinger's back. Various shots of Captain Kittinger's 12 mile drop before the parachute finally breaks his fall, taken by camera on his back.

    Date on dope sheet is 23/11/1959.

    Note: bad sound - probably due to poor quality VHS tape.

    Cataloguers' note: I believe Kittinger was recently interviewed on BBC Radio 5. AH 18/07/2002.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2760.03
    Media URN:
    81294
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:04:00 / 01:03:51:00
    Canister:
    UN 3292 A

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