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