Carrier rocket, earth receding, exterior of observatory, radio receiver, scientists, still of Laika.
Washington, United States of America USA.
American commentary elaborates on details relating to Sputnik No. 2. - excerpt, Next on Russia's space timetable could be a rocket landing on the moon. They're letting the world guess - while muttnik zooms along.
LS. Carrier rocket taking off. CU. Earth receding. LS. Exterior of observatory. LS. CU. Radio receiver, receiving bleep, bleep. LS. CU. Aerial. CU. Scientist wearing earphones. CU. Earphone on scientists ear. CU. Tape recorder. MS. Scientists listening to tape recorders. CU. Tabulating machine. LS. Scientist taking notes. Still picture of the dog Laika. CU. Headlines on newspaper. CU. Small radar screen. CU. Notes being taken. MS. Exterior shot of Naval Research Laboratory. CU. Sign reading "No admittance" door opening, camera pans inside to naval types picking up signals. MS. U.S. sailors picking up signals. Two close shots of tape machine. CU. Astronomer looking through telescope. Ground to air shot of starry sky and satellite moving across it.