German engineer, Reinhold Tilling, conducts the first successful mail-rocket flight, on Dümmersee near Osnabrück,Germany
Germany Date:1931, April 15 Duration:2 min 2 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Men carefully move a Tiling mail rocket from a boat on a canal, handing it up to others on shore. Row boats are seen in the canal and sailboats on the lake (Dümmersee) in the background. The rocket is carefully carried with fins folded and placed on the ground. Reinhold Tiling with his assistant Angela Buddenboehmer, and his mechanic Friedrich Kuhr, prepare the rocket for launch. View of rocket, being held,sitting on its nose. In next scene, the rocket is placed on its launch pole,in the marsh, behind a man sitting in a boat.The launch team raises the rocket. In next scene,viewed at a safe distance, the rocket emits smoke, rises rapidly, and slowly turns toward the lake (Dümmersee). Next, the rocket is seen on the surface of the lake with its wings open, as the team, standing in a boat, recovers it. A completely new sequence begins on Sunday, August 21, 1932,with more rocket launches at Atterheide-Osnabrück. Several Tiling rockets are seen laid out on the ground, with their wings opened. Closeup of a single rocket. Still photographs of show a rocket early in launch and another of rocket curving away later in the flight.
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