• Short Summary

    Spectacular explosion as long-range missile 'Atlas' blows up on the launching pad.

  • Description

    Titles read: "USA - ATLAS BLOWS UP".

    General view of the Atlas long-range missile on its launching pad at Vandenburg Air Force Base. Steam and smoke rise from the pad and from the rocket.

    The rocket fires and starts to rise, but then the nose tilts over and the whole thing falls back towards the ground, exploding in masses of flame and smoke. Spectacular explosion! Thick black smoke rises from the pad.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1728.07
    Media URN:
    53643
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:52:00 / 01:38:40:00
    Canister:
    61/48

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