Colonel John Powers and Mercury project personnel hold press conference at Cocoa Beach, Florida regarding the Mercury-Atlas 7 orbital mission. Colonel John Powers speaks at the press conference. One person wipes his face with his handkerchief One person smokes. One of them opens a box and shows it to conference. The room appears to be uncomfortably hot. Attendees wipe their faces. They talk to each other. Other persons speak.
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".
Events held in the United States during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other with nuclear destruction. USAF (United States Air Force) F-100 Super Sabre jet fighters in flight. A sign reads 'NAS KEY WEST'. A USAF F-104 Starfighter supersonic interceptor aircraft makes a landing. USAF F-105 Thunderchief supersonic fighter-bombers are armed by airmen at an airfield. Aerial view of a base in Florida showing USAF airplanes in place. Aerial view of air evacuation equipment at a field. Surface to air missiles are readied at a beach. A radar in operation. Barbed wire obstacles are set up along a beach by U.S. troops. A USAF RB-66 Destroyer reconnaissance aircraft takes off from an airstrip. U.S. Marines reach U.S. Navy Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Americans are evacuated from Guantanamo as a precautionary measure. View of a baseball game.
Men around a V2 rocket being fueled in launch position. Officers and technicians at the base of the rocket. Smoke comes out of exhaust pipe.
A film about an amphibious training of United States troops in Florida. United States troops loaded in a landing craft during a practice invasion. The landing craft approaches the coast of Florida. Barrage balloons in flight. An explosion occurs at the beach. Soldiers unload from the landing craft and land at the beach. SCR-536 hand radio being used by the soldiers during simulated combat conditions. The soldiers fire rifles on the beach. Other landing crafts approach the beach as explosions occur. The soldiers unload and erect a flag at the beach. Landing crafts with beach mats and other engineering equipment arrive at the beach. The equipment being unloaded. The beach mats being laid out on the beach and the soldiers nail down the mats as they prepare the beachhead. A bulldozer levels the beach. Landing crafts carrying ammunition crates arrive at the coast. The soldiers unload the crates. The bulldozer pulls the crates along the beach. A signal man guides barges as they approach the shore. Military equipment being unloaded from the crafts. An engineer makes a detailed record. The equipment being unloaded.