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.
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.
Night club Whisky a go-go in West Hollywood, Los Angeles California, on Sunset Boulevard. Nighttime scene in city. Elevated view of 1960's cars as they drive down Sunset Boulevard, then view from point of view of a moving vehicle looking toward another car moving on Sunset Boulevard. View of the entrance for the "Red Velvet Club" at 6507 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Scene changes to show people inside what is presumably the Red Velvet Club (or possibly nearby Whisky A Go-Go night club). Young men and women dance as a band plays at the club. Views of vintage 1960's fashions, clothing, hair styles, and dance moves of the time. Close up views of the dancers and of band members on guitar, keyboards, and drums. Some patrons simply sit at tables and watch the dancers. Some people are dressed conservatively, and others are on the edge of 1960's fashions. The band plays as men and women dance and enjoy the music.
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.
Flags of America, England and others wave in breeze. Fighter aircraft fly high overhead in sky. A NATO warship in sea. Combined NATO forces march together carrying various flags. Intercontinental Ballistic Missile or rocket ready for launch with emblem of U.S. Air Force on side. A B-52 high in sky with contrails behind. Crowd of American men, women and children in 1960's fashions looking upward at the sky. Night view of New York city. Arc de Triomphe in Paris seen with early 1960's cars passing by. Scene of the elaborately tiled library building with tile murals by Juan O'Gorman, at the University of Mexico in Mexico City (Biblioteca Central at the Ciudad Universitaria Campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico - UNAM). College students seated outside the library building. Farmer with two oxen yoked doing work. Men shoveling and moving material in wheel barrows perhaps in Latin America. Scene of a fair in India tents, vendors, and a small Ferris wheel ride. American children going round and round on a hand powered playground carousel.