Layover Episode: Colonel Joseph Kittinger’s Jumps from Space

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Every safe airplane landing is really the story of thousands of people who risked it all to make it possible. In this month's Patreon-exclusive layover episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie introduces us to Colonel Joseph Kittinger II, whose groundbreaking research and incredible bravery launched him into the stratosphere so he could fall back to Earth as he tested technology to keep pilots and astronauts safe in emergency situations.

Image of Joe Kittinger during his record-setting jump on the cover of Life Magazine. Source: Life

The balloon that took Joe Kittinger to the edge of space. Source:

Captain Kittinger. Source: New York Times