Promotional documentary titled 'By The Way of Panama - California The Golden'. Describes views of California to be seen on a cruise from New York, via Panama. The sea shores of California with rocks and sand. A passenger ship sailing in the harbor of San Diego. Views of the San Diego Harbor. The ship, called the "Pennsylvania" reaches harbor of Los Angeles. The buildings and streets of the city of Los Angeles. A Hollywood film studio with shooting underway. Luxury homes of LA. The ship moves on to San Francisco. The harbor of San Francisco including Alcatraz Island in background. Views of the surroundings from a high ridge in San Francisco.
Film 'Project Atlas' about the development of the XSM-65 Series A missile and the testing at Point Loma in San Diego, California. Two officials sign a contract on the project Atlas on development of XSM-65 Series A Atlas missiles on 14 January. A missile mock up on stand and technicians near the missile. The missile body on stand. An arc heating apparatus being used for testing. Animation of the component test laboratory. Two scientists study the diagram of the test site. A scientist explains the production planning,sequencing and scheduling of the missile. The assembly lines of the missiles.
Film about the development of the XSM-65 Series A missile and the testing at Point Loma in San Diego, California. Technicians install the tools of the missile. The XSM-65 Series A missile mock up on stand. Workers walk to the mock up model. The nose of the missile. The nose lid of the missile being closed. Technicians carry one of the hollow cylindrical portion of the missile. A turbo rocket engine.
Film about the development of the XSM-65 Series A missile and the testing at Point Loma in San Diego, California. Animation depicts the dimensions and the technical details of the XSM-65 Series A missile. The model 74 of the XSM-65 Series A missile. The model in test stand in horizontal position for the determination of the vibration and frequency. A tower being raised to vertical position. The missile model is carried in a trailer to the test tower. The model being raised to a vertical position. Water in the propellant tanks of the missiles. Technicians work on a test stand. Technicians work on an ellipsoidal chamber. The parts of the ellipsoidal chamber being welded by a machine. Animation depicts the installing position of the test chamber. Technicians work on the fittings to separate the missile body with the booster unit. The fitting on the surface of the booster unit. The two parts separate. The fitting to separate the nose of the missile from the body.
Film about the development of the XSM-65 Series A missile and the testing at Point Loma in San Diego, California. Animation depicts the nose of the XSM-65 Series A missile being separated and enters the earths atmosphere. The hydrogen oxygen wind tunnel being used to test the missile nose under specified temperature and wind velocity conditions. Another high power hydrogen oxygen wind tunnel used for testing. An arc heating apparatus used for testing. A resistance heating unit. A induction heater on stand. A technician works on a solar furnaces. A technician controls the pressure with which the water is forced into a porous metal. The water being converted to super heated steam in a furnace. Animation depicts the stem acting as an insulating layer. A scientist notes the water pressure and flow rate. A thermo couple device on table. A gauge. The scientist measures the heat transfer rate.
Film about the development of the XSM-65 Series A missile and the testing at Point Loma in San Diego, California. A technician checks the power battery and the inverter for power and temperature ratings. After the test the canisters are placed on the batteries. A technician at the power supply control panel. Two technicians at the controls check the batteries for vibration on a testing equipment. Animation depict the various laboratories for testing. Fire comes out from a missile after being ignited. Two technician see the location of the test site on a chart. View of the missile test site. A scientist explains the production planning,sequencing and scheduling of the missile. Technician installs the missile components. Animation of the launch of the missile.