Major events of the year 1959. Hawaiian dance performed by girls at a beach in Hawaii as they celebrate the admission of Hawaii in the American Union as the 50th state. A volcanic eruption takes place on the island.
Achievements of American women in 1935. Eleanor Holm Jarrett in a Miami swim meet. She performs backstroke and breaks her own record. A close up of Jarrett. Next segment: Amelia Earhart conquers the Pacific in a historic flight from Hawaii to Oakland California. Earhart emerges from cockpit. People crowd around the plane. A close up of Amelia Earhart receiving flowers from crowd and later posing for photographers. From a December 14, 1959 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
Hawaii's Statehood celebrations in Honolulu. Hawaiian people walk on street. Four old women hold newspaper in hand. Banner reads 'Hurray for our 50th State of Hawaii' in the background. Man holds newspaper next to a vehicle. Hawaiian boy sells newspaper headlined 'Statehood'. View of Iolani Palace building. Women walk in front of shops.
Activities of the U.S. Air Force 6593rd Test Squadron (Special) stationed at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, as part of Project Discoverer. An airman stands fire guard, for an engine start (airplane not seen) on a ramp at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Airman seen pulling a chock from the wheels of a C-119J aircraft. Camera lense obscured by a human hand. View of a hangar door, partially open. Several airmen, carrying photographic equipment walk from the hangar. Pickup truck parked next to a C-119J of the 6593rd Squadron. A C-54 parked in background. Two Airmen with photographic equipment walk across a ramp toward parked C-119J aircraft of the 6593rd Test Squadron. A KC-135 tanker aircraft parked in background. One of the Airmen enters the first parked C-119J.
Static test number 1044, of XLR-11 engine for X-15, on January 13, 1959,at Edwards Air Force Base in California. A camera kept on a platform. Engine in test stand.
Static test number 1045 of XLR-11 engine for X-15, on January 16, 1959, at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Engine in test stand.