• Short Summary

    The Atlas rocket is blown up by controllers 30 seconds into launch. Florida in the USA.

  • Description

    Rocket Fails, Cape Canaveral, Florida in the United States of America.

    L/S The Atlas rocket on the launching pad at Cape Canaveral Angle shot. the nose cone of the rocket showing quite clearly the "Space Capsule". L/S The rocket on the pad with photographers in foreground. L/S Rocket on pad. what are presumed to be the starter rockets burst into life and the main thrust rockets start where blast off begins clouds of vapour and smoke thrown up and the rocket begins to leave the pad camera pans up with it.

    L/S The rocket climbing. L/S the space capsule is thrown clear leaving trail of smoke camera pans up the capsule and the rocket explodes camera pans down to great ball of fire after the explosion. M/S Cameramen running away from their cameras. L/S The space capsule making gentle descend on parachute. L/S as the capsule drops down behind trees.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1718.39
    Media URN:
    53369
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:26:00 / 01:57:32:00
    Canister:
    61/35

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