European Space Agency (ESA) EXOSAT satellite launch,May 26, 1983 , from the Vandenberg space complex in Santa Barbara, California, United States. Technicians work on the satellite. Satellite ready for launch atop Thor-Delta rocket. Control room filled with personnel and monitoring systems and screens. Count-down completes, rocket ignites, and satellite is launched in a blast of fire and smoke. Pieces of rocket fall away as satellite speeds towards orbital destination..
Heublein rare wine auction in the United States. A man opens a wine bottle. Another person swirls and tastes a white wine. Cars on a road. A sign by the side of the road reads 'Beverly Hills'.Courtyard of hotel. Rolls Royce automobile parked. Sign identifies the "Beverly Wilshire." Large sign inside the hall reads: "The Heublein Premier National Auction of Rare Wines (Fifteenth Anniversary)." Tables laden with wine bottles and glasses. Crowd mills about and tastes the various wines. A man sips a glass of wine and speaks about the relationship between markets for California and European wines. A man dressed in 18th century costume holds up a bottles of wine while auctioneer elicits bids. Participants bid by holding up their identification numbers.
Preparation for the 1984 summer Olympics in Los Angeles,United States. Written on a wall 'California State University Dominguez Hills'. A curved race track. A board reads 'Rider Time'. Seats around the race course. A watch tower with a ladder in its front. Sprinklers used to wet the ground.
Speed and altitude tests being conducted by X-15 at Edwards Air Force Base, California. X-15 begins a solo flight into the stratosphere. Pilot Scott Crossfield seated in the cockpit of X-15. Mach meter indicator passes Mach two. Radar dish antenna recording the course of flight. Chase planes F-100F and F-104D in flight. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) officials take recordings on graph and look at radar screens. Pilot converses with the ground crew members. X-15 lands on Rogers Dry Lake in California. Vehicles parked next to the aircraft after its landing in ground.
Testing of AIM-7 Sparrow III Missile from Naval Air Station in Point Mugu,California. United States Air Force (USAF) Ryan Firebee Q-2C aircraft in flight. American AIM-9 Sidewinder air to air missile fired by United States Navy (USN) F-8D Crusader fighter aircraft stuck Q-2C. It explodes. Parts fall off and hits the water. It disappears below the water surface. United States Navy Grumman QF-9F Cougar drone in flight. United States Air Force AIM-7 Sparrow III air to air Missile fired by United States Air Force F-4B Phantom II fighter aircraft made a miss on the drone. United States Navy Convair RIM-2 Terrier surface to air missiles placed on launchers on USS Coontz (DDG-9). Terrier is launched.
U.S. Air Force X-15A aircraft first unpowered drop flight and landing in California, United States on June 8, 1959. United States Air Force Boeing NB-52A aircraft with X-15 under its wing, taxis and takes off from Edwards Air Force Base, California. American X-15 aircraft in captive-carry position, mated to pylon under wing of Boeing NB-52A aircraft. The aircraft taxis and takes off from the runway. Chase planes U.S. Air Force F-104A flies along NB-52A aircraft. X-15 releases from NB-52A aircraft in mid flight. Radar dish antenna records course of the flight. Pilot seated in the cockpit of F-104A aircraft. Technicians look at plotting boards and flight monitors. Pilot Albert Scott Crossfield converses with ground crew members. X-15 piloted by Crossfield lands at Rogers Dry Lake in California.