• Short Summary

    Explosion causes devastation to Roseburg, Oregon + launching of satellite at Cape Canaveral.

  • Description

    Title reads: "News from America".

    United States of America (USA).

    12 killed in night explosion at Roseburg, Oregon. Panning shot business district of town where buildings have been razed to the ground by large explosion. Smoke is still rising from the smouldering ruins. M/S fuel truck which has been burnt to pieces. G/V devastated area, showing one wall of a building left standing, pan to overturned railway trucks. Panning shot the front of an office block with windows and doors all blown in. G/V devastated area - accident caused by truck carrying explosives catching fire.

    "Paddlewheel" satellite successfully launched at Cape Canaveral, Florida. M/S Explorer Six satellite with man working on it. G/V Thor-Able triple stage rocket on its launching pad surrounded by scaffolding. M/S four men working on the satellite set in the nose cone of the rocket. C/U four men working on the satellite, the covering of the satellite is being fitted on. G/V nose cone of the rocket standing out against the sky. G/V rocket on the launching pad, it takes off. Long shot, the tracking equipment. M/S radar tracker. G/V rocket shooting off into space.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1593.10
    Media URN:
    51248
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:50:00 / 01:14:04:00
    Canister:
    59/66

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