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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
XSM-64 stands vertically on the launch-stand. The missile uses two chambered liquid fuel engine. As the missile is test-fired thrust of the missile shakes the stand. The missile moves in parabolic path. A trail of fire at tail end of the missile is seen as the missile is fired. Engine ejects as missile approaches downwards.