• Short Summary

    The first public test firing of South Korean rockets was held July 27 at Kojan-dong, near Inchon -- when five different missiles were successfully launched.

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    GV Rocket crew at firing point.
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    SV Radar equipment.
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    GV Rockets on display.
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    MV PAN UP...Rocket.
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    CV President Rhee inspects rocket.
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    SV Cres and equipment.
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    CV Member of crew on phone.
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    LV Rocket fired.
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    CV Member of crew an equipment.
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    LV rocket fired.
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    CV Member of crew and equipment.
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    LV rocket fired.
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    LV Crowd on hill.
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    LV Rocket fired.
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    CV Rhee moves along.
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    MV Rhee talks to American generals.
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    CV American generals say goodbye.
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    MV Rhee moves to car.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The first public test firing of South Korean rockets was held July 27 at Kojan-dong, near Inchon -- when five different missiles were successfully launched.

    President Syngman Rhee was among the crowd of thousands watching the launchings from the top of a hill near the site.

    The rockets: 007 (weighing 172 lbs and six-feet in length), 005 and 006, the two-stage 067 and three-stage 566, were on show to the press prior to launching. Afterwards President Rhee toured the control room with National Defence Minister, Kim Jung Yul.

    First test firing of Korean-made rockets -- developed by the Aray's Ministry of National Defence Scientific Research Institute - was held last October in secret. The public launching, originally scheduled for April this year was postponed until July 17 -- owing to technical difficulties. A further postponement due to bad weather was made until July 27.

    After the firing, Brig.General Chung Nak Eun, Director of the Research Institute, told the Press: "All five rockets, including the two-stage and three-stage rockets, were fired successfully." These rockets, he added, will be developed into larger guided missiles for use against aircraft.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACRSRORT577WY2RFYW0YM11CCP
    Media URN:
    VLVACRSRORT577WY2RFYW0YM11CCP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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