• Short Summary

    THE ROCKET MAN WAS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF SYDNEY'S ROYAL EASTER SHOW. HE AMAZED?

  • Description

    1.
    SOF TO...
    7 1/2 ft

    2.
    SHOT ENDS...ROCKET MAN LANDED
    10 ft

    3.
    CUTAWAY REPORTERS
    11 ft

    4.
    REPORTERS LOCK AT BELT
    14 ft

    5.
    APPARATUS
    16 ft

    6.
    REPORTERS
    17 ft

    7.
    MAN GET INTO BELT
    20 ft

    8.
    TWO MAN TIE HIM IN
    22 ft

    9.
    REVERSE ANGLE DITTO
    24 ft

    10.
    ROCKET MAN
    27 ft

    11.
    WALKS OVER TO START
    28 1/2 ft

    12.
    HE IS ABOUT TO TAKE OFF
    31 ft

    13.
    BLAST OFF ... LANDS
    41 ft

    14.
    ROCKET MAN WALKS OFF
    43 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/YA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE ROCKET MAN WAS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF SYDNEY'S ROYAL EASTER SHOW. HE AMAZED A SMALL AUDIENCE WITH A DEMONSTRATION OF FLYING WITH A ROCKET BELT.

    IT'S ONLY AN EXPERIMENTAL MODEL AT PRESENT, BUT SCIENTISTS ARE CONVINCE THAT THE ROCKET BELT WILL BECOME A PRACTICAL METHOD OF TRANSPORT INSIDE TEN YEARS.

    THE PROPULSION UNIT RUNS ON EXPENSIVE ROCKET JET FUEL. THE DEMONSTRATION WAS GIVEN BY MR. R.F. COURTER, THE LEADER OF A VISITING UNITED STATES ROCKET BELT TEAM, WHO IS WORKING ON DEVELOPING A ROCKET BELT CAPABLE OF CARRYING A MAN TEN MILES AT A TOP SPEED OF THIRTY MILES AN HOUR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4AIWNL31VCQDQW7G5HF6A8VXY
    Media URN:
    VLVA4AIWNL31VCQDQW7G5HF6A8VXY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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