• Short Summary

    Preparations have been going ahead at Cape Kennedy for the launching the "Project Fire" spacecraft.?

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    Film shows pre-launch scene at the Cape Kennedy base.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Preparations have been going ahead at Cape Kennedy for the launching the "Project Fire" spacecraft. This is designed to provide scientists with data on heat at re-entry speeds of up to twenty-five thousand miles an hour.

    It will also make a study of the plasma sheath which has caused communications blackouts during the re-entry of manned Mercury spacecraft.

    The spacecraft will be launched by an Atlas rocket. The flight will last about thirty-two minutes, and the craft will probably land in the vicinity of Ascension Island in the South Atlantic.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7K1OBABAYYLOSUIGQ1BCJI9V2
    Media URN:
    VLVA7K1OBABAYYLOSUIGQ1BCJI9V2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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