A forest fire at Malibu,California. Swank Hollywood Film Colony is destructed as a result of a massive forest fire. Huge clouds of smoke rises. Civilians watch the destruction. Firemen douse fire with water hoses. Burnt cars and demolished buildings. Men remove the debris.
A forest fire in Malibu Hills, California. Fire and smoke rising from the top of a mountain in the background. Houses and buildings on fire. The army working to control the fire. Men throwing water from fire hoses.
A massive wildfire fire breaks out around Los Angeles, California including the Malibu Beach area. Smoke rises from houses. CCC workers fight the fires. Firefighters try to control the blaze. From a November 14, 1960 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
Restrospective of the 1954 search for a suitable site for U.S. Air Force testing of ballistic missiles. Coastal area with ocean in the background. Officials look over charts, maps, photographs as they select the site for Vandenberg Air Force Base. In January, 1958, view of building with a sign that reads ' Headquarters, First Missile Division, Strategic Air Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base' Entrance of the headquarters as Major General David Wade walks out. U.S. Air Force officers and airmen attend missile training classes. Airmen work on assembly of Thor missiles . U.S. Air Force officers and airmen operate missile launch consoles in a launch control center. November, 1958, Thor intermediate range missile on a trailer being delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base. Trailer backs up to the launch pad. December, 16, 1958, the Thor missile on launch pad venting gases. U.S. Air Forces officers at a launch console. The Thor missile is launched. RAF airmen watch missile in flight.
Static test number 1040 on December 23, 1958, of XLR-11 engine for X-15,at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The engine is in a test stand.
Technicians work at Jet propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena California. Technician inserts high powered transmitter into base of payload assembly of the satellite unit. Technician attaches Fiberglass superstructure. He inserts low powered transmitter at top of pay load package. A ceramic strip casing (skin) is placed over instrument assembly. Nose cone is attached to assembly. Technicians attaching finished instrument package. Technicians work on the recorder. 21 February 1958.