Earthquake in Peru, June, 1970. View from aircraft flying low over a beach. A U.S. Air Force Military Airlift Command C-141 aircraft taxiing to park at an airfield, after landing. UH-1 helicopters being offloaded from the aircraft. A column of porters, carrying blue bags of relief supplies on their heads, proceed toward a helicopter. Helicopter taking off and dropping the supplies to people below. View of helicopter with its shadow below where a man is seen walking through a flooded field. Scene shifts to injured person being carried from helicopter on a stretcher. Scenes of destruction. Houses flattened and rubble in streets of Peruvian village.
U.S. First Lady Patricia Nixon as a public figure and as a companion of President Richard Nixon. Civilians gather and watch as she arrives in a town during her visit to Latin America. She shakes hands and talks with people. Patricia Nixon takes a small child on her lap in the White House. She meets and talks to elderly people at a ceremony. She writes to, sends relief and ration for people of Peru struck by earthquake. She herself visits the place and climbs among the rubble. Patricia visits the injured people in a hospital.
Bell Telephone television advertisement depicts the cost of telephone calls over years from 1915 to 1970. Pictures of streets and houses in Boston. Portrait of Alexander Graham Bell. The cost of telephone from 20.70 dollars in 1915 reduced to 70 cents in 1970. Rapid paced montage of images (some still and some motion) from 1915 to 1970. Poster reads 'Japan at War'. Man and woman dance. Missile launched from launch pad. Aircraft parked on runway. The cost of telephone charges reduced over the years. Different types of telephones seen in 1970.
Space research from the ground with a Scatter Radar. Completed construction at the Jicamarca Observatory near Lima, Peru. Hills in the background. Engineers and technicians inside the Observatory. Local Peruvians with technical skills are trained in class. A technician inspects the Observatory transformers. Men make final wiring check in the Condenser Bank. Two men work on an amplifier in the Amplifier Room. Technicians work at pumps and heat exchangers for the water purification and cooling system. Men work with blowers that circulate cool air throughout passage ways in tunnels. Cables and piping in the tunnels. Scientists direct transmitter energy into the antenna. They monitor every function of the operation. Coaxial aluminum piping conducts transmitted and received radio signals through a spark gap and mixer. A man operates the system outside. Energy for the radio signals flows through coaxial piping in trenches. Dipoles in a modular section of the antenna to probe the upper atmosphere in order to measure electron densities. Open wire lines connect two rows of elements. Dr. Kenneth Bowles conducts scientific observation in the Screen Room. He measures the electron density with a transmitter, holds a record of the trace of electron densities. Electron density observations on a monitor. Antenna at the Observatory, hills in the background. A globe rotates.
Space research from the ground with a Scatter Radar. National Bureau of Standards laboratories in Boulder, Colorado. The Central Radio Propogation Laboratory. Cars parked outside. Hills in the background. Dr. Kenneth Bowles and a colleague work on a formula. Animation: Incoherent scatter of radio waves by electrons in the ionosphere. Transmission of powerful pulsed radio signal in a narrow beam. The beam penetrates the ionosphere and excites the free electrons. The scatter a weak signal which is detected by a sensitive antenna, and the signal comes back to Earth. Remaining portions of a sensitive antenna at the pioneering field site in Havana, Illinois. Dr. Ken Bowles and other scientists decide on a site. Animation: The magnetic equator and lines of the magnetic field. Pulsed radar signals and lines of force on the monitor. Animation: Chemical composition of the Earth's atmospheric gases. The scientists decide on Lima in Peru, due to its proximity to the magnetic equator and U.S. Lima, Peru: Buildings, guards, churches, plazas and boulevards in Lima including the Government Palace in Lima with guards in front, the Catedral de Lima (Catheral of Lima) and the Plaza Mayor de Lima . Construction work in Lima. Cars on a market street. People on the sidewalk. Shipping and port facilities in Callao, Peru. Workers unload goods. People board a Braniff International aircraft. Housing facility in the Lima suburb of Miraflores.