• Short Summary

    Film of the escape launch tower of the Apollo man to the moon rocket.

    The motor?

  • Description

    Film of the escape launch tower of the Apollo man to the moon rocket.

    The motor was tested at Redlands, California recently by the Lockheed Propulsion Company. The motor was assembled and then inspected by X-ray before being taken to a desert test site and placed in an upside down position. The motor develops 150,000 pounds of thrust and while being tested, the thrust obviously is directed downward. Scores of instruments measure the motor's performance.

    Ignition of the motor -- and the exhaust from its four exhaust nozzles creates a spectacular display against against the mountains in the background of the rugged California desert. Tests such as these are designed to perfect a reliable space-age ejection seat to carry the three-man Apollo crew to safety in the event of trouble during the launch.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7ZQ1KXEPAEMXK8DUW1SC2TCI0
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ZQ1KXEPAEMXK8DUW1SC2TCI0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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