Film showing the erection of a Titan Booster. This booster will ultimately be used to?
Film showing the erection of a Titan Booster. This booster will ultimately be used to launch the Gemini capsule. Test firing, scheduled for earlier this week, was postponed due to technical difficulties and has not yet been definitely rescheduled.
Overall view of first and second stage after erection. This booster is placed on its launch pad--or erected, in NASA's phrase--by a huge erector device. The horizontal first stage is placed in the erector, and lifted gradually toward the vertical. Then the second stage is hoisted up and put on top. The Gemini capsule goes atop the second stage. The first stage is 70 feet long, 10 feet in diameter. It develops 439,000 lbs of thrust. The second stage develops 100,000 lbs and is 20 ft long of thrust. The whole complex -- stage one and two and the capsule -- will stand 110 feet high, will weigh 150 tons. The booster itself (first and second stages) stands 90 feet.
The film was shot last week (no date available) at Cape Kennedy on launch pad 19.