Launching of a Pershing missile in Cape Canaveral, Florida. A sign reads: "Atlantic Missile Range, Pershing Launch Area No. 30, Army Ballistic Missile Agency". A missile hangar. Views of a gantry and a blockhouse. Signs read "Cape Canaveral". " Patrick AFB", "Welcome to Cocoa Beach, Space Capital USA", "Atlantic Missile Range, Station No. 1, Air Force Missile Test Center".
Shows scientist working on the 'Transit' satellite (new navigational system for airmen and mariners of the World) in orbit at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Thor-Able-Star rocket launched to place the satellite in orbit.
The launch of Polaris missile from Cape Canaveral in Florida. A truck hauls the Polaris missile container. Hatches of the USS George Washington (SSBN-598) opened. A man rotates control wheel of the submarine. The hatches of the submarine are closed. A fire control crew operates switches on a control panel. Men watch through binoculars. The two Polaris missiles launched from the submarine underway at sea.
Animation of simulated view of the solar system. Model of Pioneer 5A satellite. Satellite orbits moon and earth. View of Atlas -Able 5A on launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Animation of radiation belt encircles earth and satellite penetrates the belt. Surface of the moon with its craters.
Civilian technicians perform tests on Pioneer 5A satellite at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Pioneer 5A shows polished exterior aluminum skin. View of its interior and its various components. Technicians perform tests on Pioneer 5A in space tech labs. Solar collector table. Pioneer 5A fan type solar collectors.
Atlas missile 51D's launch, test number 775 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. View of Atlas 51D take off from launch pad. Large explosion soon after few seconds of its launch.
(Note: This missile suffered combustion instability in one engine. The Range Safety officer sent the destruct command only a few seconds after launch and it fell back through the launch stand and exploded. LC-13 took extensive damage and was out of use for six months.)