American Experience

A 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

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