Footage of Project Excelsior, in which Captain Joseph Kittinger jumped from the stratosphere to test high altitude parachutes. The series of jumps took place in 1959 and 1960.
Medical tests on the effects of some of the stresses on the bodies of astronauts in the lunar landing program and other space travel, including the effects of zero gravity, heat stress, and escaping from a capsule falling from space.
A filmed program on the technology of aerial reconnaissance, including the U2 spyplane. Along with footage of the intelligence information they acquire, there are interviews with experts.
Recovery in at Edwards Air Force Base of the experimental, supersonic rocket-powered aircraft X-15 after landing. The X-15 holds the record to this day for the highest speed ever reached by a manned, powered aircraft.