I had never heard of this guy until this ESPN 30 for 30. Just finished watching it and I have to say it is probably the best 30 for 30 I've seen. I never even knew someone else attempted it and got so close after Kittinger. The guy sounds like an unbelievable athlete.
It is worth a watch for sure. It's on again next Sunday Aug 8th at 6 AM EST on ESPN2. Set your DVR and watch it. If you don't have a DVR Aug 11th at 8 PM EST.
There is also a book on this, http://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Failure-Free-Fall-Space/dp/1588341410/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8