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Space Men: American Experience

Space Men: American Experience

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/7LvYortYBO8IuZFIagDk9w==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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... /episodes/get/39278 /episode/39278 Space Men /episode-player/39278

Meet the pioneering Air Force scientists and pilots whose Project Manhigh, which collected data about the biological and technical factors required to support human activity in space, laid the groundwork for the US space program.

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Tue, 03/01/2016 - 12:00
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