Captain Joseph Kittinger descends on land after jumping out from balloon during Project Excelsior in United States.
United States USA Date:1959 Duration:12 min 30 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Preparation for flight and Captain jumps from balloon during Project Excelsior in United States. Technicians work on gondola at night. Sign on gondola reads: 'This is the highest step in the world'. Captain Joseph Kittinger talks with other officials. Technicians unroll the plastic balloon. Captain puts on his uniform for flight. He gets into the gondola. He wears oxygen mask. Balloon inflated and released. Captain in gondola. Gondola lifts off from truck through a crane. Release and ascent of gondola. Balloon and gondola rise above clouds. Captain steps out of gondola. Parachute deploying and captain landing. United States Air Force personnel help Captain Kittinger out of heavy clothing and equipment. He boards CH-21B. The plane in flight.
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