Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA. Cut story with American commentary.
MS. at night Thor-able Star rocket. Rocket on launching pad. Various shots technicians putting finishing touches to rocket. MS. Rocket on pad. LS. at night launching pad as rocket blasts off pan up with flare trail. Diagrams...
American launches her first earth satellite in outer space - 'Explorer'.
Gas explosion in New York & unsuccessful launching of America's first satellite.
The Atlas Inter Continental Ballistic Missile is sent on a test flight.
An Atlas Rocket is tested by American scientists in Florida - the test fails.
Material relating to newsreel story "Rocket Fails" - 61/35.
US astronaut Gordon Cooper successfully returns from his 22nd orbit flight.
Explosive end for rocket test with monkey
Apollo tragedy inquiry at Cape Kennedy, USA.