• Short Summary

    AMERICA CLAIMED A LEAD OVER THE SOVIET UNION IN THE RACE FOR THE MOON FOLLOWING LAST WEDNESDAY'S (JANUARY 29) LAUNCHING OF A SATURN SPACE ROCKET, WHICH PUT A 17 TON SATELLITE INTO ORBIT.

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    FILM SHOWS PRE LAUNCHING PREPARATIONS FOR THE SATURN ROCKET AT CAPE KENNEDY AND THE BLAST OFF OF THE 562-TON ROCKET, WHICH IS TO BE USED AS THE BOOSTER FOR AMERICA'S FIRST MANNED LUNA PROBES.




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    Background: AMERICA CLAIMED A LEAD OVER THE SOVIET UNION IN THE RACE FOR THE MOON FOLLOWING LAST WEDNESDAY'S (JANUARY 29) LAUNCHING OF A SATURN SPACE ROCKET, WHICH PUT A 17 TON SATELLITE INTO ORBIT.

    THE SATURN, CLAIMED TO BE THE MOST POWERFUL ROCKET IN THE WORLD, WORKED PERFECTLY AS TIT SPED TO AN ATTITUDE OF MORE THAN 400 MILES. THE SATELLITE IT PLACED IN ORBIT IS EXPECTED TO CIRCLE EARTH FOR A WEEK.

    THE SATURN WILL BE USED TO PUT THE APPOLLO SATELLITE IN ORBIT AROUND EARTH IN TWO YEARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1H38P70TWD5HMDIUS5UOUJJD4
    Media URN:
    VLVA1H38P70TWD5HMDIUS5UOUJJD4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:21:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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