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Students in the U.S. Air Force Aerospace Research Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California

A group of experienced military aviator students work at desks. in the USAF Aerospace Research Pilot School. They wear shirts and ties, but no badges of rank or ratings. Closeup of one is followed by camera panning across the room. One student sits next to a celestial globe with a geopolitical globe of the world in its center.. The student refers to the model as he works. Scene is interrupted by a slate and picks up again for a retake at beginning of the film. A brief slate is followed by view of students performing calculations and charting data points on graph paper.

Date: 1963, December 19
Duration: 1 min 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Major Leroy Gordon Cooper in Faith 7 aboard MA-9 and dining ceremony at an officers club in the United States.

A film about missile launches in the United States. Major Leroy Gordon Cooper, an American astronaut, suiting up. He puts on a space helmet. He goes to a NASA( National Aeronautics and Space Administration ) transfer van followed by others. Cooper goes to an elevator and the elevator lifts up. McDonnell technicians shake hands with the astronaut. He squeezes into a Faith 7 capsule. An MA-9 on a launch pad. The ignition, lifting off and climb up of Mercury-Atlas 9, the last U.S. Mercury spaceflight manned space mission (Atlas 130D), on 15th May, 1963. National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) cameramen at work. Major General Leighton I. Davis, Commander Air Force Missile Test Center (AFMTR), observes the launch. The capsule splashes down. A navy recovery team on USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), the third Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, as the capsule is hoisted aboard and Major Cooper egresses from Faith 7. A band plays as Cooper walks. A dining ceremony at Officers Club on Patrick Air Force Base honoring astronauts and Dyna Soar pilots on 2nd March, 1963. Colonel Henry Dittman Base commander, Dr. Kurt Debus, Major General Leighton I Davis, The Secretary of Air Force Eugene M. Zuckert, Colonel Swanson, Walt Williams, Lee S Harding and Brigadier General Harry J. Sands Jr. seated at a front desk. Immediately in front of the head table are honored guest, astronauts and Dyna Soar pilots: Major Donald K. Slayton,Captain Virgil I Grissom,Major Leroy Gordon Cooper,Milton O Thompson,Major James W.Woods, Major Russel J. Roggers, Major Henry C. Gordon, Captian Edward H. White II,Captain James A. McDivitt. The Secretary of Air Force Zuckert speaking.

Date: 1963
Duration: 4 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Harry J. Sands Jr. addresses people and the launch of an IMP satellite, Centaur II in the United States.

A film about missile launches in the United States. The American flag at half mast. Troops assembled on a ramp and Brigadier General Harry J. Sands Jr. Vice Commander of the Air Force Missile Test Center (AFMTC) speaks at the memorial services for the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy on 25th November, 1963. The night launch of an Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMP) satellite, test no. 6900, using a Delta launch vehicle on 27th November, 1963. The launch of a Centaur II, test no. 5175 on 27th November, 1963. A map of Cape with new name Cape Kennedy.

Date: 1963, November
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Cuban Missile Crisis. The Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

October, 1962, U.S. Air Force U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, tail number 56-6707, of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, lands at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. View of Photographic evidence, brought back by the U-2, showing Soviet missiles being set up in Cuba. President John F. kennedy broadcasts to the nation about the crisis on October 22, 1962, announcing measures being taken by the USA to address the situation. A B-58 Hustler bomber landing. Airmen removing camera from nose of a reconnaissance aircraft. Air Force Sergeant, photo interpreter, reading wet film in a base laboratory. U.S. Naval officers and sailors in Command Center viewing large wall map of the world. U.S. Air Force SAC B-52 bombers taking off. View of United Nations Headquarters building in New York City. On October 25, 1962, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Adlai Stevenson, confronts Soviet Ambassador Valerian Alexandrovich Zorin about missiles in Cuba.He looks at Zorin, and says,"Don't wait for the translation, yes, or no." Zorin smiles as the room fills with laughter. He then responds. View of a Soviet ship bound for Cuba being monitored by a U.S. aircraft overhead. Pilot in cockpit of the aircraft. View from U.S. aircraft flying low past a Soviet ship. Crew in cockpit of the aircraft. Soviet ships turning away. Helicopter flying over sandy beach area of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. The helicopter parked and Undersecretary of State, Averell Harriman, steps from the helicopter and is later seen with President Kennedy, and Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, at the President's Weekend White House. Harriman reports on the successful negotiation of a limited nuclear test ban treaty. Glimpse of Moscow. U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, Soviet Foreign Minister,Andrei Gromyko, and British Foreign secretary, Alexander Douglas-Home, are seen signing the document for their respective nations, August 5, 1963.

Date: 1962, October
Duration: 5 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Saturn rocket test launch; John F. Kennedy present at Polaris missile launch in the United States

A film about missile launches in the United States. A Saturn rocket on a pad. The launch of the rocket. Cameramen in action. Arrival of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in a United States Air Force Boeing VC-137C and tour of Cape on November 16, 1963. President Kennedy in a car with Major General Leighton I. Davis Commander Air Force Missile Test Center (AFMTC) and James Webb, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator, together with Launch Operations Center Director Kurt Debus. Astronauts Major Leroy Gordon Cooper and Major Virgil Grissom in civilian clothes brief Kennedy on the Gemini program. The President with Senator George A. Smathers and Werner Von Braun at the base of the Saturn rocket. President Kennedy boards a United States Marine Corps (USMC) VH-3A helicopter. The helicopter takes off and lands on USNS ( United States Navy Ship ) Observation Island (T-AGM-23). President Kennedy wearing a sailor jacket meets the commander of the ship. He observes the Polaris missile launch from USS Andrew Jackson submarine on 16th November, 1963. President Kennedy talks to Major General Davis and Dr. Kurt Debus at the launch operations division of the NASA. He boards a Boeing VC-137C aircraft at Cape Canvaeral and bids farewell.

Date: 1963, November 16
Duration: 3 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
General James Stewart and General Irving L Branch at Aerospace Research Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, California

Multiple retakes during filming at the Air Force Test Pilot School in Edwards Air Force Base, California. Film opens showing Brigadier General James Stewart speaking with Base Commander, Brigadier General Irving L. Branch. They are standing outside a building labeled: "United States Air Force Aerospace Research Pilot School." Air Force officers and airmen going to and from the building walk past the two as they converse. (Those passing do not salute, so as not to disturb the filming.) After a while, the two Generals descend steps toward the Pilot School entrance. At TC:01:08, the sequence is reshot. At TC: 02:04, the Generals disappear but filming continues. At TC:02:14, another sequence begins with frontal closeup of General Branch and the back of General Stewart, as they face each other. The two continue a sustained conversation, and finally turn to enter the school building. This scene is retaken several times. The next scene begins with frontal closeup of Jimmy Stewart, who appears to be conversing with General Branch (not seen). Stewart blinks as something seems to get into his eyes. The scene is shot twice more.

Date: 1963, December 13
Duration: 8 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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