NASA push ahead with the race to the Moon with the launch of Pioneer Rocket from Florida.
Unused / unissued material -
Title reads: "Pioneer - US Reaches Closer To Moon". American voiceovered newsreel material.
Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States of America (USA).
LS NASA Pioneer Rocket surrounded by scaffolding. Various shots preparing instrument package and chart which will be put in nose of rocket. LS Rocket surrounded by scaffolding. MS Rocket. Various shots, workmen at work at base of rocket. Various shots showing route rocket will take round the earth. LS Night, showing rocket with scaffolding illuminated. MS Smoke pouring from rocket. CU Onlooker. LS Rocket. MS Men at control panel. LS Rocket prior to take off. Various shots of men at control panel and onlookers as count is made prior to take off. Good sound of countdown sequence. Various shots as rocket is launched and takes off into space (good).
LS Radio telescope at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire. Int. Jodrell Bank, showing man at huge control panel. GV Radio telescope. Various shots, instruments registering rocket.
LS Rocket in space. GV Zoom in to moon.
(F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 06/10/1958.