Proving ground for military weapons at Huntsville Arsenal in Huntsville Alabama. Sudden explosion seen in a building on a hillside and on surrounding ground. Smoke clouds rising from the ground. Flamethrowers directed at the building from two different directions and the building is engulfed in flames. Repeated scenes of explosion followed by fire and smoke.
U.S. Army and elected officials at the Huntsville Arsenal climb up a long flights of steps from a road. Sign at base of stairs says "Little Tokyo". Officials include three star lieutenant generals and two star generals. They stand on a higher observation platform and observe weaponry demonstrations and explosions on the "Little Tokyo" range. Sudden explosion seen on the ground followed by fire and smoke. Smoke clouds rising high in the sky. Flame throwers inundate a building on the proving grounds. Several other officers and officials sitting among a crowd of men viewing the scenes from bleachers. Several army tanks seen moving through smoke on the range.
President of the United States John F Kennedy's tour to Redstone arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and party arrives at an airfield in a jet plane. President Kennedy, Vice President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson and U.S. Secretary of Army Cyrus Roberts Vance greeted by astronautics engineer Dr. Wernher Von Braun and others. The President and party salute. President Kennedy and party watch test firing of a Saturn rocket booster. The party gets into staff cars.
President of the United States John F Kennedy's tour to Redstone arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. Soldiers of Allied nations holding flags of their countries. An aircraft taxis. Honor guard stand at attention. U.S. Army band plays. President Kennedy and party including Vice President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson and U.S. Secretary of Army Cyrus Roberts Vance arrive in staff car. The party being taken on tour to hangar by astronautics engineer Dr. Wernher Von Braun. The hangar houses the Saturn rocket which Kennedy and the tour group examines. The party talks in the rocket hangar.
President John F Kennedy and party arrive at airfield in Huntsville, Alabama. The Aircraft boarding stairs, rolled next to Airplane door entrance. The Airplane taxis and takes off from the runway. President John F Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B Johnson greeted by Dr Wernher Von Braun and other dignitaries. President Kennedy speaks over microphone. President and party enter car and drive away.
President John F Kennedy and party arrive at George C Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. President Kennedy and party watch the test firing of Saturn Rocket booster. Presidential motorcade leaves test area.