• 77%
    25 votes
  • Rate this episode
    What did you think?
  • 1.4k
    watchers
  • 1.9k
    plays
  • 6.5k
    collected
  • 12
    lists

American Experience: Season 28

28x05 Space Men
TV-PG

Advertisement
Hide ads with
VIP
  • 2016-03-02T02:00:00Z on PBS
  • 51 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary
Advertisement
Hide ads with
VIP

In the 1950s and early '60s, a small band of high-altitude pioneers exposed themselves to the extreme forces of the space age long before NASA's acclaimed Mercury 7 would make headlines. Though largely forgotten today, balloonists were the first to venture into the frozen near-vacuum on the edge of our world, exploring the very limits of human physiology and human ingenuity in this lethal realm.

Advertisement
Hide ads with
VIP
Advertisement
Hide ads with
VIP
Advertisement
Hide ads with
VIP
Advertisement
Hide ads with
VIP
Loading...