• Short Summary

    THE NEW YORK WORLD FAIR HAS GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING -- EVEN FLIGHTS WITHOUT AEROPLANES ...

  • Description

    THE NEW YORK WORLD FAIR HAS GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING -- EVEN FLIGHTS WITHOUT AEROPLANES ... BOB COURTER, A BELL AEROSYSTEMS TEST PILOT, BRINGS SCIENCE FICTION TO LIFE EVERY DAY WITH HIS ROCKET-BOOSTED FLIGHTS OVER THE FAIRGROUND.

    ON WEDNESDAY HE PUT ON HIS SHOW FOR NEWSMEN, SOARING 250 FEET (73 METRES) OVER THE POOL ALONGSIDE THE FAIR'S 'UNISPHERE' WHICH ITSELF REACHES A HEIGHT OF 65 FEET (27.4 METRES).

    BOB COURTER USES A ROCKET-BELT, WHICH HE STRAPS AROUND HIM. A PRESS OF A BUTTON, AND WITH A SCREECH AND A HISS, HE'S OFF ON HIS FLIGHT IN A CLOUD OF WHITE STEAM. HE CLAIMS THAT THE APPARATUS IS A PURE ROCKET, WITH ALTITUDE CONTROLS LIKE THOSE IN THE MERCURY CAPSULES WHICH CARRY U.S. ASTRONAUTS. UNLIKE ASTRONAUTS THOUGH, DESPITE THE TREMENDOUS BOOST HE RECEIVES EVERY DAY, BOB HAS NOT YET GONE INTO ORBIT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACPOBF7CO5SX7IXMNPI16ODAOD
    Media URN:
    VLVACPOBF7CO5SX7IXMNPI16ODAOD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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