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On the Threshold of Space (1956)

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Capt. Jim Hollenbeck
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Pat Lange
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Maj. Ward Thomas
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Dr. Hugo Thornton
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Lt. Mort Glenn
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Lee Welch
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Himself - Prologue (as Major General Dan C. Ogle)
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The Greatest, Most Dangerous Frontier of All Lies Just 17 Miles From Your House...Straight Up! See more »

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30 April 1956 (Sweden)  »

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Guy Madison's normally hairy chest was completely shaved for his two "beefcake" scenes with co-star Virginia Leith. See more »

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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #6.27 (1956) See more »

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Space Medical experiments taken to new heights!
4 September 1999 | by (New Orleans, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

Guy Madison portrays an Air Force flight surgeon who performs daring experiments in space medicine. He's somewhat of a cross between real-life researchers Col. John Paul Stapp (rider of the famous rocket sled) and Capt. Joseph W. Kittinger, who performed a free-fall parachute jump from a balloon floating at 102,800 feet in 1961...5 years or so after the release of this movie!

The planning and execution of the high-altitude balloon jumps is detailed in this movie.

Admittedly, it's not a film for everyone, and it has its share of cliches, but remember that this was released in 1956. It's an interesting movie, very dated now, but that actually enhances its appeal for those interested in the earliest days of the space program.


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