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Title Space men [videorecording] / an Insignia Films production for American experience ; American Experience Films, PBS ; produced by Amanda Pollak, Stephen Ives ; written and directed by Amada Pollak.

Publication Info. [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    358.4009 SPA    Available
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    629.45 SPA    DUE 05-29-19
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Edition Widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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Physical Medium 4 3/4 in. stamping rda
Description digital optical surround Dolby digital 5.1 rda
NTSC rda
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Documentary television programs. lcgft
System Details DVD; NTSC, widescreen presentation; NTSC, Region 1; Dolby 5.1 surround.
Note Documentary.
Language In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Performer Narrator, Michael Murphy ; commentators, Ken Hollings, Craig Ryan, Joseph Kittinger, Burkhard Bilger.
Credits Director of photography, Buddy Squires ; edited by Don Kleszy ; original music by Peter Rundquist ; executive producer, Mark Samels.
Event Originally broadcast as a single episode of the television program American Experience Mar. 1, 2016.
Note Running time indicated on container: approx. 60 minutes; program running time: 54 minutes.
Audience TV parental guidelines rating: TV-PG (parental guidance suggested; this program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children).
Summary 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.
Contents The fastest man -- Explorers -- Project Manhigh -- Manhigh II -- The right stuff.
Subject Manned space flight -- Research -- United States -- History.
Space flight -- Physiological effect -- Research -- United States -- History.
Manned space flight -- History.
Kittinger, Joe, 1928-
Simons, David G.
Stapp, John P. (John Paul), 1910-1999.
United States. Air Force -- Officers -- Biography.
Aeronautics -- Research -- United States -- History.
Balloonists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Science television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Pollak, Amanda, television director, television producer, screenwriter.
Ives, Stephen, television producer.
Ryan, Craig, 1953- commentator.
Hollings, Ken, commentator.
Bilger, Burkhard, commentator.
Rundquist, Peter, composer (expression)
Insignia Films, production company.
American Experience Films, production company.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), broadcaster.
PBS Distribution (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Contained in (work): American experience (Television program)
ISBN 9781627896757
Standard No. 841887028127
Music No. AMX62806 PBS

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