The Power of Volunteering

When times are tough, it’s extra important to think about ways you can be part of or contribute to your community and the people in it. And if you have the time, there may be no more rewarding way to spend it. Just ask Joseph Kittinger. A true American hero.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Skydiving History

On August 16, 1960, Air Force Capt. Joe Kittinger rode a helium balloon to 102,800 feet — the very edge of space — and jumped. Fifty years later, to commemorate man’s longest leap, Kittinger became the first inductee into the National Skydiving Museum Hall of Fame. We look back on this epic event as we approach the 60 year anniversary.

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Joe Kittinger: Man on a Mission

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.

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Joe Kittinger

Joe Kittinger

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.

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Joe Kittinger

Decorated combat pilot Joe Kittinger has been pushing the envelope since he jumped out of a high-altitude balloon just past the edge of space. At age 80, he’s still flying high and telling remarkable stories about his legendary life.

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I Was a POW with John McCain

In 1972, decorated combat pilot and legendary aviator Joe Kittinger was shot down and imprisoned in the “Hanoi Hilton.” The man in the next cell was John McCain. For the first time, Kittinger speaks out on camera about their experiences.

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