• Short Summary

    THE NATIONAL AETRONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WAS TO LAUNCH FROM CAPE KENNEDY A SMALL SPACECRAFT DESIGNED TO MAKE THE FIRST RE-ENTRY INTO THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE AT 25,000 MILES PER HOUR -- THE SPEED AT WHICH ASTRONAUTS WILL RETURN FROM THE TRIP TO THE MOON.

  • Description

    THE NATIONAL AETRONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WAS TO LAUNCH FROM CAPE KENNEDY A SMALL SPACECRAFT DESIGNED TO MAKE THE FIRST RE-ENTRY INTO THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE AT 25,000 MILES PER HOUR -- THE SPEED AT WHICH ASTRONAUTS WILL RETURN FROM THE TRIP TO THE MOON.

    THE PURPOSE OF "PROJECT FIRE" IS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHARGED OCCURRING WHEN A SPACE VEHICLE ENCOUNTERS THE RE-ENTRY INFERNO OF SOME 20,000 DEGREES.

    SIMILAR IN SHAPE TO SPACE CRAFT LIKE MERCURY AND APOLLO, THE SMALL VEHICLE IS CRAMMED WITH RADIATION SENSORS, TAPE RECORDERS, RADIO TRANSMITTERS, GYROS AND 258 TEMPERATURE MEASURING UNITS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADP57NIK09FZNMYHNTQ2BH5ZEE
    Media URN:
    VLVADP57NIK09FZNMYHNTQ2BH5ZEE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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