What happens to your body when you spend a year weightless in space? In a unique project, NASA is about to find out, as they send two crew members into orbit for a year. And in a special twist, they’ll be able compare the changes that astronaut Scott Kelly experiences to the changes that his twin brother Mark experiences here on Earth!
Astronaut Clay Anderson is living proof of the power of persistence. It took him 15 tries to make it into the Astronaut Corps, and when he finally made it to space, he stuck around for five months.
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.
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 nearly 40 years as a news photographer, Red Huber has covered many major news events and has won countless awards. His space shuttle photos are breathtaking. How does he get such amazing shots? We find out.
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.