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Space men / an Insignia Films production for American experience ; American Experience Films, PBS ; produced by Amanda Pollak, Stephen Ives ; written and directed by Amada Pollak ; executive producer, Mark Samels.

PBS Distribution (Firm) film distributor. (Added Author). WGBH Educational Foundation publisher. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greentown Public Library - Greentown DVD 358.4 SPACE (Text) 75342000082656 DVD Available -
Jay County Public Library - Portland DVDa 358.4 (Text) 76383000442646 Adult New Shelf, Movie Available -
Seymour Main Library DVD 358.4 SPACE (Text) 37500004209868 New Items Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627896757
  • ISBN: 1627896759
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Boston, MA] : WGBH Educational Foundation : c2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from disc label; credits from screen.
"They were the first to brave the unknown"--Container.
Formatted Contents Note: The fastest man -- Explorers -- Project Manhigh -- Manhigh II -- The right stuff.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Edited by Don Kleszy ; original music by Peter Rundquist ; director of photography, Buddy Squires.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrated by Michael Murphy ; commentators, Ken Hollings, Craig Ryan, Joseph Kittinger, Burkhard Bilger.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note: Originally broadcast as a single episode of the television program American Experience Mar. 1, 2016.
Summary, etc.: On an August morning in 1960, Air Force Captain Joseph Kittinger stepped out of a helium balloon twenty miles above Earth, hurtling down at over 400 miles per hour. The little-known story of the men whose scientific experiments laid critical groundwork for NASA's manned space program, a decade before President Kennedy committed the nation to sending a man to the moon.
Target Audience Note: TV parental guidelines rating: TV-PG (parental guidance suggested; this program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children).
System Details Note: DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; stereo.
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Subject: Kittinger, Joe, 1928-
Simons, David G.
Stapp, John P. (John Paul), 1910-1999.
United States. Air Force > Officers > Biography.
Manned space flight > Research > United States > History.
Space flight > Physiological effect > Research > United States > History.
Aeronautics > Research > United States > History.
Balloonists > United States > Biography.
Genre: Documentary films
Science films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired

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