• Short Summary

    An Atlas Rocket is tested by American scientists in Florida - the test fails.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Rocket Away!"

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

    GV 100 ton Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) being prepared for launching. GV Interior shot of the operations room with men preparing the firing of the missile. SV Men seated at control panel. GV Of the control room. Full close up of one of the technicians. Full close up of another technician. CU Control panel. LV Base of the missile on the launching platform. CU One of the operators speaking. CU Control panel, hand comes into picture and presses one of the knobs. GV Operations room. GV Missile with flame coming from its exhaust as it is about to be fired smoke billows from the base. LV Base of the missile with rocket motors going full blast and clamps come away from the side of missile as it starts to rise. GV Atlas missile travel travelling upwards. GV As the missile continues to rise.


    Cataloguer's Note: The voiceover says that later in the flight the rocket malfunctioned and was destroyed - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:24:00 / 01:19:38:00

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