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 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.
President John F Kennedy and party in Huntsville, Alabama. They board an airplane at an airfield. Photographers take pictures. Airplane taxis and takes off from the runway. Dignitaries gathered at the airfield.
"Headquarters Army Ballistic Missile Agency" written on a building in Huntsville, Alabama. General John B Medaris, Chief of Army Ballistic Agency sits in a chair. Wernher Von Braun sits in a chair. A Jupiter Missile shell is towed.