Several C-119J aircraft of the U.S. Air Force 6593rd Test Squadron (Special) take off in succession from Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii, on missions to develop and test capability to snag space capsules parachuting to earth from satellites in orbit. (Note: The mission of the 6593rd Test Squadron was to recover film capsules returning to earth from orbiting Corona photoreconnaissance satellites, during the 1960s. Their JC-119s had "beavertail" doors that could be opened in flight [unlike clamshell doors that had to be left behind for open-door operations in other C-119s]. All American Engineering Company installed the special recovery equipment in the squadron's aircraft. The 6593rd Squadron accomplished the first successful mid-air recovery of an object from an orbiting satellite, on 19 August 1960, when they captured a film capsule released in the Corona Discoverer 14 Satellite mission.)
Shows the progress of the 1960 Kapoho eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, and the damage it caused. After eruption lava spills out in the middle of the farm just above Kapoho Village. Shows the main flow of lava flowing into ocean but a slow moving offshoot crept towards the town. Many houses and resorts are destroyed.
The Kilauea volcano erupts in Hawaii, United States. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Hawaiian Island. Hot lava fountains spews hundreds of feet skywards from the Kilauea volcano. Smoke rises as lava spurs out.
The Kilauea volcano erupts in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Hawaiian Island, United States. Hot lava fountains spew hundreds of feet skywards from the Kilauea volcano. Smoke rises as lava spurs out.
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.
Recovery of a Japanese midget submarine off Pearl Harbor in Ohau, Hawaii. Crew members of USS Current handle cables at the stern to salvage a sunken midget Japanese submarine which participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. The cables pass over stern rollers. A stopper being placed on a roller. A diver in water alongside USS Current. Lieutenant Commander Henry Mennard and an SERVPAC (Service Forces Pacific Ocean) salvage officer confer aboard USS Current.