Americans launch nuclear missile into space.
Unissued / unused material.
A-blasts in Space, Atlantic Ocean & Washington DC, United States of America (USA).
Aerial view The Norton Sound, converted guided missile ship, at sea. Various shots of ship and its equipment. Various shots technicians at work on a rocket launching platform on deck of the ship. Panning shot from ship of nuclear missile rocket taking off. Aerial view ship at sea with rocket taking off. Various shots from rocket in space of Earth.
Room in the Pentagon where Deputy Secretary of Defence Donald Quarles is holding a press conference. CU hand pointing to details on a model of the rocket. Various shots of the news conference in progress. CU Donald Quarles speaking on the scientific data that the rocket has obtained from its space trip (natural sound).
Date on dope sheet is 19/03/1959.
NB: sound quality is very poor.