Falling Through the Atmosphere

In Falling Through the Atmosphere students are introduced to Captain Joseph Kittinger, the only person to have “fallen” almost 20 miles through the atmosphere to land on Earth. Students first follow his ascent in a balloon, and learn about what the temperature was like, as well as the things he saw and experienced as he rose in the air. Next, students follow his descent down through the atmosphere. This book helps students visualize what our atmosphere is like, and provides a window into Kittinger’s unique experience.