• Short Summary

    MAN AGAINST THE COSMOS......WE HEAR THE END OF ANOTHER DRAMATIC EPISODE.THE AMERICAN MOON ROCKET --?

  • Description

    MAN AGAINST THE COSMOS......WE HEAR THE END OF ANOTHER DRAMATIC EPISODE.THE AMERICAN MOON ROCKET -- OFF COURSE AND RUNNING OUT OF STEAM -- IS COMING HOME........GLOWING IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE DEEPEST SOUNDING OF SPACE IN HISTORY.

    HERE IT IS.....A MODEL OF "FIGHTER"....ON DISPLAY IN WASHINGTON.....A MAN-MADE PACKET, WHICH ESCAPED THE EARTH YESTERDAY....AND TRIED TO LEAP TO THE MOON....230-THOUSAND MILES AWAY.

    THE SPATIAL STORY UNFOLDED TO-NIGHT -- AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON. TOP SCIENTISTS TOLD HOW "FIGHTER" WAS THE VICTIM OF UNFORSEEN ERROR....RIGHT FROM THE START. THE THOR-ABLE (CS) ROCKET FIRED FROM CAPY CANAVERAL 3-AND-ONE-HALF DEGREES TOO HIGH...

    NARRATION, USING VUGRAPHS, BEFORE GOING BACK INTO FILM
    THIS MEANT IT NEVER ACHIEVED THE DESIRED VELOCITY -- AND AT THE SAME TIME -- DID NOT GET MAXIMUM BENEFIT FROM THE EARTH'S ROTATION.

    FIGHTER'S INTENDED FLIGHT PATH WOULD....
    ....HAVE REACHED A RENDEZVOUS POINT IN THE NEAR-VICINITY OF THE MOON...SOMETIME TOMORROW.

    INSTEAD -- THE ROCKET TRAILED TOO FAR BEHIND THE LUNAR PATH....GRADUALLY FLATTENING OUT AT A PEAK ALTITUDE OF
    79-THOUSAND, 212-MILES.

    NEVER BEFORE -- HAS A MAN-MADE VEHICLE REACHED INTO SPACE -- AT SUCH A DISTANCE. THEN THE PAYLOAD SWUNG OVER TO BEGIN THE LONESOME JOURNEY BACK TO EARTH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADHV5TTTX5WZA6TPTOE0I322H0
    Media URN:
    VLVADHV5TTTX5WZA6TPTOE0I322H0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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