Minneapolis-Air Force Space Man Shock and into Gondola scenes 8-11-58
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Outtakes from a press conference featuring members of the Air Force in charge of Project Manhigh (1955-1958). The project consisted of tests performed at military bases in Minnesota, as well as New Mexico. The project was a pre-space age military endeavor that took men in balloons to the middle layers of the stratosphere. Project Manhigh was funded by the government as an aero-medical research program, and was viewed as a precursor to Project Excelsior (1959-1960), which helped push forward the research necessary to set the stage for space exploration.