Thor-Agena orbital vehicle being launched from Vandenberg air force base, California. Missile launch crew in blockhouse prepares for launch. Thor-Agena engine ignition, lift-off and climb. Launch crew in blockhouse after Thor-Agena firing. Animation depicts flight of Thor-Agena including second-stage separation. Agena pitches to horizontal position and ground radar antenna receives signal from Agena. Second stage ignition and cut-off, and nose cone separation and re-entry over the Pacific. U.S. Air Force RC-121 aircraft in flight. U.S. Air Force C-119 recovery unit makes practice snatch of parachute and capsule. C-119 Flying Boxcar planes in flight. Recovery unit in the Pacific. C-119 aircraft equipped with trapeze. Us Air Force Captain speaks at Vandenberg AFB. He stands beneath a dish shaped radar in operation. Agena vehicle travels through star-studded sky.
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