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.
On July 24, 1969, President Nixon was on hand on the USS Hornet (commanded by Admiral John McCain) to watch the splashdown of the Apollo 11 capsule and return of the Apollo 11 astronauts to earth. Once back on the ship, in their quarantine van, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins talked with the President.