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.
Launching of a Martin Marietta MGM-31 Pershing missile in Cape Canaveral, Florida (Atlantic Missile Range, Pershing Launch Area No. 30, Army Ballistic Missile Agency). Interior of a blockhouse. Technicians at various instrument control panels. The Pershing missile is launched. The technicians work in the blockhouse.
Launching of a Pershing missile in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Technicians look at the launching pad after the firing of the missile. A gantry is pulled back from the missile. The Pershing missile on the launching pad. The technicians at instrument panels during the countdown. The blockhouse window as the Pershing missile is fired.
Launching of a Pershing missile in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Pershing missile is fired and it goes up vertically. It travels past the clouds in the sky.