A USAF film report on AN/FPS-85 Spacetrack Radar shows the installation and checkout of equipment in the structure located at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida, United States. An array monitor display and a technician checks the operational status of individual module. Two technicians install a video display console. A U.S. Air Force C-131B Samaritan military transport aircraft parked at a base. The aircraft in flight. A structure at the Eglin AFB. Vintage 1960s electronic control terminals and equipment for missile defense during the Cold War. A technician operates a signal processor. The technician presses buttons on the processor. Technicians operate a radar programmer. A technician seated on a chair operates Bendix 101 computer. A document is printed in a printing machine. The technician speaks on a phone. Another technician carries a document. Technicians operate IBM 7044 computer and shows the memory drum and high speed printer. A technician operates the controls. A screen on the computer shows the position of all unknown objects. The technician notes down the phased array radar data. Exterior of building in Colorado Springs with sign "NORAD Combat Operations Center" at Ent Air Force Base, Colorado. USAF personnel come out of the building of North American Air Defense Center (NORAD). Observers and technicians in the Spacetrack Control Center seated at their tracking stations. An observer speaks on a phone. The observers keep a track on all targets and missiles using the NORAD aerospace warning and tracking systems. Exterior view of the FPS-85 radar array structure at Eglin AFB (The site C-6 Air Force Space Command radar station). A technician operates Bendix 101 computer. Technicians at work in the center. The array radar. Animation depicts the future of the space and capacity of AN/FPS-85 Spacetrack Radar to track objects. Vintage 1960s animation showing various satellite systems in space orbit.
A USAF film report shows the production lines, fabrication and testing of radio antenna elements, and receiver and transmitter modules in the United States. The Bendix Radio division headquarters building in Towson, Maryland. 1960's cars parked outside the building. An engineer writes on a blackboard. Other engineers seated around a table. The production line where parts are being assembled into antenna elements. People at work in the plant. Women on an assembly line assemble the parts. The receiver and transmitter modules hooked up to load to special test cells. The life test runs being conducted. A man operates the controls. The sub systems being tested in the engineering laboratory. Men work on beam steering. Men at the plant test individual fabricated parts. A man checking and testing a sub system. The testing of receiver antenna module control. A man mounts a steel sheet panel on the modules. The testing of the antennas and a woman operates controls. The modules packed and transported by a truck. View of truck leaving the assembly building, with "Bendix Radio" sign on the building. The Spacetrack Radar site under construction in Florida. Men at the site install the completed panels on the planar surface. The outer panels placed on a planar surface by a power driven sled lift. A man seals the panels. The land grading is finished around huge structure by a large powered grading truck. The power transmission facility nearby and air conditioning equipment at the base.
The fourth presidential election debate between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon on 21st October 1960 in in New York, United States. News correspondent Quincy Howe speaks prior to the fourth Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate. Mr. Howe reads out the rules and conditions under which the candidates will proceed. He says that Senator Kennedy will make the second opening statement and the first closing statement. Vice President Nixon speaks about the present issue in the United States which is keeping peace without surrender. The peace which is threatened by international communist movements. Nixon says that the United States has to learn from mistakes made in past. He relates to this by mentioning the period of the Iron Curtain in Europe and during the Korean War. Nixon says that situation in President Dwight Eisenhower's administration is reversed. He says that the United States made errors in the past in misjudging the Communists, applying same rules of conduct that are applied to the leaders of the free world. Nixon mentions East-West Paris summit conference of 1960 and Eisenhower's policy regarding Formosa Straits. Nixon speaks that that United States should increase its military strength to high level regardless of what potential opponents have and if any surprise attack is launched, the United States can destroy their war-making capacity. Nixon further says that American policies of military strength, economic strength, and diplomatic firmness will keep the peace without surrender.
Map of United States showing location of a power plant of Connecticut. A woman in 1960's dress (Leslie Franzos) dances happily in her living room in front of a window air conditioner. Electric supply lines and power plants showing growth in the sector. Sunset and a graph with wavy lines depicting the limitation of non-renewable sources of power. Views of coal and oil production, pipeline, and transportation facilities including rail trains moving on tracks. Narrator describes fossil fuel supplies as abundant but finite. 1960's woman dances in front of graph depicting rising power demand through the decades ahead. Animation of names of various electricity producing companies. Model of the nuclear power plant of the Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company. 1960's fashion woman dances in front of model holding blueprints. Animation of map showing location of the plant. Aerial view of actual site of the plant. Sketch of the plant. Animated model of the functioning reactor and cooling system to be used by the plant. A submarine with reactor fitted. Pictures of nuclear power plants in use at Rowe Massachusetts and Shippingport Pennsylvania. Knobs and on-off of lights on a panel. View of interior control room at the Yankee Rowe nuclear power station. Group of executives in suits touring the Yankee Rowe nuclear plant grounds. Design architect at desk in an office reviews blueprints for nuclear plant.
United States Air Force personnel work at Cape Canaveral,Florida. United States airmen install black box in nose of SM-68 Titan missile. They work on sixth level of gantry. Airmen interact.
United States Air Force personnel work at Cape Canaveral,Florida. United States sergeant and two airmen conduct SM-65 Atlas missile fueling test. Airman at controls.