• Short Summary

    President Kennedy visits American rocket sites. British scientists test out Blue Streak.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Calling At Rockets".

    United States of America (USA).

    SV American President John Kennedy being greeted at Redstone army airfield in Alabama by V2 Inventor Professor Werner Von Braun. GV Display of US Army missiles.

    LV Int. of workers lined up from factory pan showing the huge Saturn C1 rocket. SV Pan. President Kennedy with party of officials walking past the Saturn Rocket. SV Kennedy shaking hands with workers.

    GV Ext. Kennedy at NASA's Cape Canaveral Rocket site in Florida. SV Kennedy shaking hands with official with astronaut Walter Schirra. SV Kennedy talking to Walter Schirra.

    CU Int. Sign reading "Manned Space Craft Centre" at Houston, Texas. GV Int. Showing the Moon Bug landing craft. CU Ditto. Top view. Kennedy and others inspecting space capsule. SV Ditto. TV Ditto.

    GV Blue Streak Rocket establishment at Spadeadam on the Cumberland moors in England. LV Blue Streak on test stand about to be lifted. CU Operator. SV Blue Streak gradually being lifted onto launching pad. GV Ditto. SV Operator. GV Blue Streak now standing upright on launching pad ready for firings of the engines. SV Operators in control room. CU Ditto. LV Operators in control room and one operator looking through periscope by which means he can watch the firing of the rocket engines. CU Operator looking through the periscope. LV Ext. smoke and gasses belching out from the rocket engine. GV Ditto.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:44:00 / 01:30:22:00

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