• Short Summary

    Colonel John Stapp rides a rocket sled to smash world speed record.

  • Description

    New Mexico, United States of America.

    SV. Holloman Air Development Centre, insignia at the entrance. SV. & SCU. Technicians preparing rocket sled. STV. Technicians preparing rocket sled. SCU. Colonel John Stapp arriving at sled. SCU. Colonel Stapp arriving at and boarding sled. SV. Colonel Stapp being harnessed to sled. SV. & CU. Warning sirens. SCU. Colonel Stapp in cockpit with full harness on. SCU. Officers preparing to fire sled from control room. CU. Clock ticking round to zero hour 1. CU. Hand operating firing switch. LV. Pan, slow motion on sled making its run. SV. Towards, sled making its run, sled being slowed down as it reaches water brakes finally stopping in a cloud of steam and spray - magnificent view.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    495.35
    Media URN:
    30285
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:47:00 / 01:55:51:00
    Canister:
    55/1

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