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Testing Mankind’s Limits, from “Space Men”

U.S. Air Force aviation doctor, John Paul Stapp, tested the limits of human physiology both on the ground and in near-space. Not satisfied with the accepted belief that 18 G’s — or 18 times the pull of gravity — could kill a person, he set out to prove humans could survive acceleration and deceleration at rapid speeds and from dizzying heights.

Learn more about our film SPACE MEN, including where to watch the full documentary: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/spacemen/