Joseph Kittinger

Joseph Kittinger suited and standing next to Excelsior gondola
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During the first flight of Project Man High, on June 2, 1957, Kittinger reached an altitude of 96,000 feet in a 3-by-7 foot sealed gondola dangling beneath an enormous helium-filled balloon made of plastic film only two-thousandths of an inch thick.

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WEB11560-2010

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Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force

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