Lew Sanborn is the holder of parachute license D-1, still skydives across the country and he’s 80 years old! See why taking 12,000 foot plunges are his fountain of youth!
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.
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.
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.
President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 85th birthday just as he did his 80th and his 75th. He went skydiving in a tandem rig to prove that “old guys can still do stuff.”
What goes up must come down. That’s why you hesitate to try skydiving. But what if you could get a similar experience just a few feet off the floor?
Joe Kittinger got to space first, and without a spacecraft. 49 years ago, in near secrecy, he accomplished a feat that no one has ever equaled. His courage paved the way for the success of the space program.
How do you mark your birthdays? Even in his mid-70s, Norman Gitterman really likes to get off the ground for his.
When Joe Kittinger parachuted from space, he not only made history, he also paved the way to save the lives of future space travelers.
Skydiver Norman Olson’s nickname is the sky fossil. At age 75, he’s made over 400 jumps in the last two years and has no plans of slowing down.