• Short Summary

    US President Kennedy watch underwater Polaris missile launched in Florida.

  • Description

    Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States of America (USA).

    Title reads 'President at Cape Canaveral, Sees Polaris Fired'.

    MS. American President John F. Kennedy and Governor John Connally of Texas in back of open car arriving at Cape Canaveral, Florida. MS. President Kennedy having details of rocket launch explained to him by Dr Werner Von Braun with the aid of model of pad. Low angle shot of rocket on pad in gantry. LS. Helicopter carrying the President taking off and flying away. Aerial view of the carrier Observation Island at sea with the helicopter just about to land. MS. Helicopter touches down on deck and President Kennedy gets out. MS. President Kennedy seated in chair on deck of watch events. MS. The back of President Kennedy on deck looking out to sea, suddenly the nose of Polaris A-2 missile breaks the water. MS. President Kennedy with sunglasses looking up following path of missile. Aerial long shot of the missile heading towards sky from the sea. MS. The President in naval windcheater jacket speaking on a white telephone on deck of a ship. He is speaking to crew of the submerged submarine that fired the Polaris, the Andrew Jackson. MS. The President walking on deck still in naval jacket.


    Date found in the old record - 20/11/1963.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:28:00 / 01:47:45:00
    UN 3833 F

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