This is a short documentary about Col. Stapp, known as the “Fastest Man On Earth”. It’s narrated by Henry Rollins!
Colonel John Paul Stapp, (11 July 1910 – 13 November 1999) M.D., Ph.D., was an American career U.S. Air Force officer, flight surgeon, physician, biophysicist, and pioneer in studying the effects of acceleration and deceleration forces on humans. He was a colleague and contemporary of Chuck Yeager, and became known as “the fastest man on earth”.
He was tasked with discovering how many G-forces the human body could withstand by strapping himself to a rocket sled and blasting across the desert at record speeds. By putting his life on the line, he ultimately saved millions of lives.