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Space and aeronautics events in 1957 including Sputnik 2 launch with dog Laika, U.S. Vanguard rocket, and NATO missile diplomacy

Major events of the year 1957. Laika, Soviet space dog prepared for the space flight. Laika takes off in Sputnik 2 in Soviet Union. An animation shows the spacecraft in outer space. In United States efforts to launch a small "grapefruit" satellite on Vanguard TV-3 test rocket meet in failure as the rocket explodes at take off on December 6, 1957. View of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. President Dwight D Eisenhower arrives in Paris, France to talk about the development of missiles with other NATO leaders. The French Prime Minister Felix Gaillard with President Eisenhower. View of Atlas missile launched successfully at Cape Canaveral in Florida, United States.

Date: 1957, December 23
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American labor challenged in the age of space exploration and advanced technolory

Portion of a documentary on the history of the Labor Department in the United States.Opening scene shows first successful launch of an American Atlas ballistic missile from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on December 17, 1957. U.S. Astronaut, Alan B. Shepard emerging from the Mercury Freedom 7 capsule on the deck of the USS Lake Champlain, after it was recovered and placed aboard the ship. Tape decks operating as part of an IBM computer room. Machine controlled multiple drills in operation. Earth moving equipment at work on a construction site. Automatic equipment employed remotely in a hazardous environment. Robotic machine elements at work. Chemists in a laboratory. Remotely controlled devices handling radioactive materials in a radiation shielded space. A nuclear test explosion. Coal miners heading to work as they always have, with helmets including lights and their lunch pails. Children of the rural poor in a school yard. Automatic equipment speeding industrial production, but displacing unskilled workers. Highly trained technical workers in a company computer room. An older factory becoming obsolete. Coal boring machinery replacing the pick and shovel miner of the past. Automated farm machinery replacing the old-time farm hand.

Date: 1963
Duration: 1 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Missile at launch pad lifts-off from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

First launch of Atlas prototype in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Missile at launchpad. Ignition comes out. Missile ready for lift-off. Smoke comes out from the missile. Missile lift-off.

Date: 1957, June 7
Duration: 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
X-17 R-25 missile is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and disappears into space.

A missile launch in the United States. An X-17 R-25 missile, designed to study aerothermodynamics of reentry into the atmosphere, is fired from Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States. The missile spins around slowly during its ascent, its four large tail fins visible. Various views of the missile in flight.

Date: 1957, March
Duration: 2 min 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
First launch of Navaho missile XSM-64 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

First flight of the XSM-64 Five Flight Program is shown. XSM-64 ready for launch stands vertically on the launch-stand. The missile is fired and it shoots-up. As the missile moves, it's path is first vertical, then it bends and finally it over turns downwards, making a parabola. Clear trail of fire at tail end of the missile as the missile is fired. Engine ejects as missile approaches earth.

Date: 1957, August 12
Duration: 1 min 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Missile XSM-64 test fired in Cape Canaveral, Florida,United States

Test fire of Navaho missile XSM-64 under the XSM-64 Five Flight Program is shown. XSM-64 stands vertically on the launch-stand. The missile is fired. Thrust of the missile on the stand shakes it. As the missile moves, it's parabolic path is visualized. Clear trail of fire at tail end of the missile is seen as the missile is fired. Engine is ejected as missile approaches earth.

Date: 1957, August 12
Duration: 2 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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