In this unique one-hour documentary, actor/director Gary Sinise goes where few men have ever gone before… to the space-equivalent altitude of 70,000 feet.
As a guest of the U.S. Air Force’s Ninth Reconnaissance Group, out of Beale AFB, near Sacramento, CA, Sinise makes a rarely documented flight in the legendary U2 spy plane. But he must undergo a flight physical and intense training and testing before he can ascend to an altitude at which a loss of pressurization would cause his normal body temperature to boil his bodily fluids within minutes. It is a journey that has real risks… but one that yields incredible rewards.
For over thirty years, Gary Sinise has stood as an advocate of America’s servicemen and women. It began in the early 80’s with his support of Vietnam Veterans groups and the creation of Vets Night, a program offering free dinners and performances to veterans at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. His commitment continued into the 90’s working on behalf of the Disabled American Veterans organization which he continues to actively support.
Since the attacks of September 11th, 2001, his dedication to our nation’s active duty defenders, veterans and first responders has become a tireless crusade of support, service and gratitude to all those who protect our freedom and serve our country.