Olympian Rowdy Gaines inspires kids to lead happier, healthier lives. Plus, at 84, Orlando daredevil Joe Kittinger helps set another skydiving record and meet an artist whose brushstrokes represent a second chance.
50 years ago this summer, Joe Kittinger rode a balloon to the very edge of space and jumped. To commemorate man’s longest leap, 50 of the world’s best skydivers gathered to honor Kittinger with a very unique tribute, high above the ground.
Col. Joe Kittinger has a passion for teaching children and for sharing his passion in aviation, engineering, lifelong learning and the U.S.A. With our help, Colonel Kittinger is finding that live video chats can instantly take him into any classroom.
An aviation pioneer, hot air balloon adventurist, war hero and space legend — Col. Joe Kittinger is also one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. Hear what he says about living legacies and giving back.
Joe Kittinger has kept a secret for nearly two years but now it can be revealed. What does this 81-year-old American hero have to do with the most dangerous, most exciting record attempt in 50 years? Everything.
This week’s guests include actor Ernest Borgnine, space pioneer Joe Kittinger, cancer survivor, heart transplant recipient and Ironman triathlete Kyle Garlett and we go Inside the Story with musician Wayne Gratz.
Joe Kittinger was actually the first man in space but very few know his name or the stories of his feats. Find out how his courage set the groundwork for the space program and how he’s still looking for his next adventure, even in his 80s.
In 1984, Joseph P. Kittinger Jr. made aviation history when he became the first person to cross the Atlantic solo in a balloon. We visit with him to commemorate the event and reminisce with a true American pioneer.
In 1984, at the age of 56, fighter pilot, daredevil and American aviation hero Joe Kittinger completed the first solo trans-Atlantic balloon flight from Maine to Italy. 25 years later, he shares his story with Growing Bolder. Here’s a sneak peek.
Col. Joe Kittinger is well-known for his legendary leaps forward in aviation. But there was a chapter left out of his amazing ballooning career. For several years, Kittinger was Michael Jackson’s private pilot.