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Mount Whitney and rocks of Alabama Hills in California.

Mount Whitney and other peaks of the High Sierra as seen from Mojave Desert. View of Mojave Desert as seen from an elevated position. View of other peaks and ravines adjacent to Mount Whitney and rocks of Alabama Hills (oldest geological formation in the United States). Huge boulders in hill formation in Mojave Desert can be seen.

Date: 1940, April
Duration: 2 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Northrop Flying Wing N-306 takes trial flight in California.

Northrop Flying Wing N-306 takes trial flight in California. Northrop N-306 takes off from Roselin Dry Lake and Mojave Desert in California. Northrop N-306 in flight.

Date: 1941
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Northrop N-1M Flying Wing being tested over the Mojave Desert.

Northrop N-1M Flying Wing being tested over the Mojave Desert. N-1M takes off and in flight.

Date: 1941
Duration: 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Tourists visit the Giant Rock and are interviewed by reporters in Mojave Desert, California.

Television broadcast shows the controversies regarding UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) in the United States. Various books written by scientists. Vehicles parked in front of the Giant rock in Mojave Desert, California. Book headlined 'Flying Saucers have Come'. Woman stands next to a board that reads 'My flight to Venus'. Reporter interviews her. Military official gives a brief speech.

Date: 1966
Duration: 2 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
First free flight of X-15. NB-52B Stratofortress with X-15 suspended under its wing. X-15 launches and glides to landing

Test Pilot Scott Crossfield climbs into cockpit of X-15, as spectators are assembled to witness its first free flight. A NB-52B Stratofortress taxis and takes off with the rocket powered X-15 under its wing. X-15 detaches from the B-52, and drops towards the earth as Crossfield tests its behavior in flight. View of X-15 nose wheel turning during landing. 'North American Aviation Inc' stenciled on fuselage. The X-15 exhibits an extreme high pitch angle as it comes in for a successful landing on the Rogers Dry Lake Bed in the Mojave Desert.

Date: 1959
Duration: 1 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Story of Manhattan Project. Plutonium generated and separated at University of California. Manhattan project undertaken.

Story Camp Hanford during the Manhattan Project in World War II. Scenes of Dr. Glenn Seaborg and colleagues: Arthur Wall, Edward McMillan, and Emilio Segre, who generated and isolated Plutonium at University of California in 1941 A sign on a container reads 'First Pure 94 (239) isolated from chain reaction source'. A model of the atomic pile under the stadium at the University of Chicago, where Enrico Fermi, an Italian physicist, demonstrated controlled nuclear fission, on December 2, 1942. A map shows various sites chosen for Manhattan Engineer's District. Views of desert in Southeast Washington State. The Columbia River, for cooling. Electrical towers for power supply. An aerial view of project buildings in Hanford. Construction workers selected for the project in Hanford. Construction sites. Trailer houses for the workers. An aerial view of the plant ready for operation. Inserted view of Camp Hanford abandoned, in later years.

Date: 1966
Duration: 3 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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