American ExperienceA New Frontier Clip: Season 28 Episode 6 | 2m 31s Beginning in 1783, balloonists risked their lives trying to view the Earth from a brand new vantage point. But rather than deter aerial exploration, these new and dangerous heights lured explorers ever higher into the clouds. "Space Men" premieres March 1 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience. Aired: 03/01/16 Rating: NR Closed CaptioningVideo has closed captioning.Buy Now:PBSBuy DVDs AppleBuy on iTunes checkmarkAdd to WatchlistWatch Full LengthProblems Playing Video?Report a ProblemClosed CaptioningShare:Share this video on FacebookFacebookShare this video on TwitterTwitterShare this video on Google PlusGoogleShare this video via EmailE-mailEmbedEmbed Code for this videoEmbed CodeAmerican ExperienceA New FrontierSeason 28 Episode 6Width in pixels px Height in pixels px Copied to your clipboardUnable to copyLabelCopy to ClipboardClick to copy embed code for videoCloseCloseReport a ProblemBefore you submit an error, please consult our Troubleshooting Guide.Type of ErrorVideo doesn't loadVideo loads, but doesn't playVideo jumps back/forwardOnly audio is streamingSponsorship playback errorOtherPlease add more detailsCancelSubmit ReportYour report has been successfully submitted. Thank you for helping us improve PBS Video.CloseCloseClose Learn More Down A Ring-Side View of the Heavens In 1957, David Simons rose a record-breaking 101,500 ft. above Earth. Premieres 3/1 on PBS Project Manhigh Dr. Stapp's team hoped to fly a man to over 100,000 ft. above Earth. Premieres 3/1 on PBS. Testing Mankind's Limits John Paul Stapp tested the limits of human physiology. Premieres March 1 at 9/8c on PBS. Space Men Chapter 1 Before NASA's rockets, a team of explorers took to the skies in balloons. Premieres 3/1 Space Men Preview Before man could step on the moon, we had to take a giant leap. Premieres 3/1 on PBS.